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Three Taiwanese smart cities rank among world’s top seven

Three Taiwanese smart cities rank among world’s top seven

On 4 June, three Taiwanese smart cities, including Taoyuan, Chiayi and Tainan, were ranked among the world’s top seven ‘intelligent communities’ of 2018 according to the Intelligent Community Forum (ICF). Representative Lin accompanied the Taiwanese delegation to the awards ceremony in London where officials from each of the three cities, including Tainan City Deputy Mayor Chang Cheng-Yuan, Chiayi City Deputy Mayor Zhang Hui-Bo and Taoyuan City Deputy Secretary-General Chiu Chun-Ming received an honourary prize, marking a new record for Taiwan in the ICF annual competition.

Every year, the ICF selects 21 smart cities from over 400 participants to make the ‘Smart 21’. Since 2016, 14 Taiwanese counties and cities were included in the list, signifying a remarkable achievement on the international stage. Taoyuan has been listed four times in the past, while Chiayi has been included for two years in a row. This year is the first time Tainan has ascended to the ‘Smart 21’. Previously, Taipei and Taichung won ‘Intelligent Community of the Year’ respectively in 2006 and 2013.