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Visakhapatnam Smart City project selected as a finalist for World Smart City Awards


The Smart City Expo World Congress Barcelona organizes every year the World Smart City Awards which is a prestigious international competition that seeks to recognize pioneering projects, ideas and strategies making cities around the world more liveable, sustainable, and economically viable.

GVMC and GVSCCL has participated in the World Smart Cities Awards 2020 competition and submitted the project “Social integration through creation of All ability public spaces – Parks for all abilities” under Living and Inclusion award category. The park is developed under the Smart City Mission on the Beach Road in Visakhapatnam.

“The entries for this edition have come from 46 countries worldwide. It is very happy and motivating that Visakhapatnam Smart City project is selected as a finalist for the Living and Inclusion award category. Also it is the only project from the country to be selected to the final list,” said Dr. G. Srijana, IAS, Commissioner, GVMC and MD & CEO, GVSCCL.

The Living & Inclusion category Award – Awarded to the most innovative and successful projects being implemented and developed in relation to inclusive and sharing cities. Three projects from different countries competed in the final list.

Visakhapatnam city from India competed with Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, Turkey and Government of the state of Alagoas, Brazil.

The award was backed by the Government of the state of Alagoas, Brazil for “A New Life in the Grotas: evidence-based slum improvement and Urban Development”.

“It is very happy and impressive that Visakhapatnam made it to the final list from the country competing 46 countries. It gives us more encouragement to take up such projects and to win awards at international level,” added the civic chief.

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