KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia is aiming to raise Kuala Lumpur's smart city score from the current 52.83% to 75% within the next five years, says Zuraida Kamaruddin.
The Housing and Local Government Minister said more smart housing projects would be created under the 12th Malaysia Plan to achieve the target.
"We want to make Kuala Lumpur and other cities here on par with other smart cities in developed countries," she said after opening the Smart Cities Asia 2019 conference here on Wednesday (Sept 11).
Currently, London tops the global smart city index with 100% score, followed by New York (94.63%).
Kuala Lumpur ranks at 100th position, with a score of 52.83%.
Smart cities come complete with information and communication technology infrastructure, smart energy, transportation and utility services incorporating sustainable elements to reduce wastage and cost.
The two-day Smart Cities Asia 2019 conference attracted more than a thousand participants and 35 speakers from 25 countries.
The conference is aimed at promoting partnerships and tapping potential to create smart cities through pioneering urban solutions, among others, to transform cities around the world.