Taiwan’s major urban areas are best suited for advancement as smart cities, Virginia-based public-private partnership MeriTalk reported.
World-famous for its PC and motherboard manufacturing industry, Taiwan is primed for piloting smart city programmes, according to Taiwanese officials who attended MeriTalk’s Global City Teams Challenge (GCTC) expo in Washington DC.
“It’s not a very big island, and that helps,” said Tsai Zse-hong, who serves as human resources officer for the Asia Silicon Valley Development Agency, formed by lawmakers in 2016 to facilitate the country's transformation into the continent’s version of the Californian high-tech hub. “Taiwan used to be a major IT power exporting country. They know and they understand the trick to do fast prototyping.”
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