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Agreement signed to boost smart cities concept in Oman

2 Aug 2021

The Ministry of Transport, Communications and Information Technology has signed a cooperation agreement with National Energy Center (NEC) to introduce smart cities and the experience of Internet of Things (IoT) in the sultanate.

The agreement was signed by H E Dr Ali bin Amer al Shaidani, Undersecretary for Communications and Information Technology, in the ministry, and Eng Abdullah al Badi, CEO of NEC.

The agreement includes a joint cooperation to promote knowledge transfer between the government and business and academic sectors.

The ministry said, ‘The agreement covers several fields, including smart public services, smart infrastructure and environmental solutions such as managing waste water and smart road lighting system, as well as electricity and water meter reading solutions.’

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