Oman and Korea tie up to build smart cities in the sultanate

Oman and Korea tie up to build smart cities in the sultanate
Oman and South Korea will collaborate on smart cities designs.
Published: 26 July 2018 - 3:06 a.m.
By: Oscar Rousseau

Oman and South Korea have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to establish futuristic smart cities in the sultanate.

The bilateral agreement will see research started to explore how smart city concepts for Oman's Special Economic Zone in Duqm (SEZD) can be financed.

Both countries are already working together on smart city planning for SEZD, and Wednesday's agreement will see the two nations work closer together to establish futuristic city concepts that use electronic data and analytics to improve civic services by making them more efficient.

South Korea is already working with the Special Economic Zone Authority in Duqm (SEZAD) by preparing draft papers for smart city research. 

Dr Ali bin Mas'oud al-Sunaidy, Oman's Minister of Commerce and Industry signed the MoU with Son Byeong-Suk, vice minister for land and infrastructure at South Korea's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport.

The agreement was inked on the sidelines of the Omani-Korean Business Forum, a one-day event held in Oman earlier this week.


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