KYIV. Nov 23 (Interfax-Ukraine) – Kyiv City State Administration has presented the “Open Budget” project at the Smart City international congress in Barcelona, the press service of the administration has reported.
“Now the team of the Kyiv Smart City project is at the Smart City congress in Barcelona. This is a congress where companies present their solutions in terms of various technologies in making cities “smart” and comfortable to live in. The presentations of the most progressive cities in the world, such as New York, Barcelona, Istanbul, Tel Aviv, Tallinn and many others are held here,” first deputy head of Kyiv City State Administration Ihor Nikonov said.
According to him, the report on the “Open Budget” project has been successfully implemented by the city authorities headed by Mayor Vitali Klitschko, caused considerable interest.
“A lot of questions were asked, they offered to share our experience. This is just the beginning of the way, however, our Western colleagues highly appreciated the changes that have been implemented,” Nikonov said.
He also said that the Kyiv Smart City team held a number of important meetings during the conference. In particular, meetings were held with the administration of Barcelona, as well as leading companies such as IBM, Microsoft, SAP, Cisco, at which the parties discussed the possibility of introducing advanced technologies in Kyiv.