AGERPRES awarded for Smart CityRO editorial project and promoting smart city concept

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The AGERPRES National News Agency on Tuesday was a winner at the "Smart Cities of Romania Champions 2017" event for its Smart CityRO editorial project of 2017.

The prize, awarded in the Coverage category, recognises the active involvement of the news agency in promoting the smart city concept and solutions under a long-term editorial project.

"To us, promoting any initiative that implies the development of Romania, especially if it is about smart city, is important. Therefore, we expect other projects that we want to carry out. This initiatives will definitely bring added value to any society," said AGERPRES Director General Alexandru Giboi.

Organisers of the "Smart Cities of Romania Champions 2017" also presented awards to representatives of local administrations, as well as to some telecom associations and companies. Thus, the Brasov City Hall won the prize in the "Strategy" category, while the Romanian Administrators' Association received a prize in the "Involvement" section.

DAHUA Technology was rewarded for its 2017 achievements in the "Technology Vision" category, while the well-known Cluj IT Cluster was rewarded in the "Association" category and Telekom Romania in the "Activity" section.

The Romanian Standards Association got a prize for "Initiative" and last but not least, the "Project of the Year" award went to the Timisoara City Hall, for a network of sensors installed all over the city to collect real-time data.

The "Smart CityRO" project, conducted by the AGERPRES National News Agency for four months (June-September 2017), brought to the forefront both smart, daring projects implemented in some Romanian communities, as well as the opinions of those involved in the development and implementation of the Smart City concept in Romania.

Part of the same editorial project, materials were published that covered models of smart development in some cities in other European countries, as well as the state of the play in Romania.

Last but not least, a distinct story was devoted to the first official smart city project that will be unveiled and launched on December 1, 2018, in Alba Iulia, marking the Centennial of the Greater Union.

The third edition of the "Smart Cities of Romania" exhibition and conference in Bucharest brings together, October 10-11, all fields of activity related to the smart city area, central and local public administration officials, as well as representatives of organisations regulating areas related to the concept and business people, along with representatives of the academia and embassies. AGERPRES (RO — author: Daniel Badea, editor: Oana Tilica; EN — author: Corneliu-Aurelian Colceriu, editor: Rodica State)

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