H.E. Eng. Abdullatif bin Abdulmalik Al-Sheikh, Minister of Municipal and Rural Affairs inaugurated Sunday the identity of smart cities under the slogan of "Madinaty Al-Zakyia", on the sidelines of "Preparation of general strategy of Smart Cities" workshop, in the presence of Eng. Abdullah bin Amer al-Sawahah, Minister of Communications and Information Technology, and a large number of officials, specialists.
Al-Sheikh stressed in his speech on this occasion that digital transformation plan in smart cities sector reflects the aspirations of our wise leadership and hopes of our citizens to use the latest smart city applications and technologies.
He pointed out that Smart Cities Initiative is an element of the comprehensive strategy, which is set by Ministry, to achieve sustainable urban development in all regions and cities of the Kingdom, indicating that this initiative comes in the top priorities of initiatives of Municipal Transformation 2020 program, which aims to make a qualitative leap in the level of municipal services and enhance human aspect in cities, promote their investment attractiveness, and improve their competitiveness among their counterparts in the world, reflecting the objectives of 2030 Vision and 2020 Transformation Program.