ISKANDAR MALAYSIA EXCITED OVER LAUNCH OF MALAYSIA SMART CITY FRAMEWORK, ANOTHER BIG STEP TOWARDS REALIZING THE SMART NATION VISION

The national-level framework will reinforce Iskandar Malaysia’s established smart city framework

Kuala Lumpur, September 23, 2019 – Iskandar Malaysia is excited over the launch of Malaysia Smart City Framework this morning by YAB Prime Minister of Malaysia at the Cities 4.0 Conference as it believes that the creation of this national-level framework is another big step towards realizing the smart nation agenda.

“7 years ago, Iskandar Malaysia took the first, bold step towards becoming a smart city and launched its own smart city framework called ‘Smart City Iskandar Malaysia’ (SCIM). Now, we are ecstatic to see the national-level Malaysia Smart City Framework becoming a reality and accelerating the nation’s aim to be a smart nation while helping to reinforce our established framework.“ said Datuk Ismail Ibrahim, Chief Executive of Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA).

Iskandar Malaysia is also a member of the Malaysia Smart City Alliance (MSCA) and the ASEAN Smart City Network. Iskandar Malaysia’s smart city effort is also globally recognized as the region partners with the likes of the United Nations, UK’s Foreign & Commonwealth Office, Hewlett Packard and Society D’Amanagement amongst others.

Iskandar Malaysia’ focuses on 6 dimensions being Smart Economy, Smart Environment, Smart Mobility, Smart Governance, Smart Living and Smart Mobility.

The 6 dimensions cover the economic, social and environmental spectrum from end-to-end, in line with the region’s development plan and vision to become a strong and sustainable metropolis of international standing.

Since the Smart City Iskandar Malaysia framework was endorsed, several projects have been completed such as the Iskandar Malaysia Non-Motorized Transport, Iskandar Malaysia Healthcare Integrated Hub, State-driven wireless initiative in Iskandar Malaysia, Sungai Segget River Revitalizing (with SCADA technology), Integrated Operations Centre (IoC) for Smart Services, SCIM Guidelines for Recognition Programme, Media and Game Innovation Centre of Excellence and EV Car & Charging Stations.

Moving forward, the region’s smart city agenda will be kept busy with projects such as Iskandar Malaysia Urban Observatory (IMUO), Smart City Action Plan for Local Authorities in Iskandar Malaysia, Mobility Management System, Iskandar Malaysia Bus Rapid Transit and Global District Energy amongst others.

“We would like to thank the federal and state government agencies, escpecially the Ministry of Housing and Local Government, and our international partners who have helped us to drive the smart city agenda from its inception till today. Chosen as a pilot Smart City, we continue to welcome exciting ideas, technologies, innovations and partnerships from many different parties,” added Datuk Ismail.

Iskandar Malaysia made its presence at the Cities 4.0 Conference from 23-24 September 2019 at Hotel Istana Kuala Lumpur along with many other players in the smart city sector.

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