Digital economy development park to open in Mashhad

January 4, 2019

TEHRAN – The digital economy development park will be established in the city of Mashhad, the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Minister said, ICT website reported on Friday.

Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi said that the park will be established in commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution in early February.

He made the remarks during the opening ceremony of a smart city exhibition.

“In a smart city, managers should benefit from smart citizens,” he said.

He called Mashhad as an important city, which attracts several thousand tourists from different parts of world and can be regarded as the symbol of Iran in their minds.

Making a city smart is a way to create jobs and to boost entrepreneurship in a city, he said.

Mashhad houses to several powerful startups and a great human resource capacity for being a smart city in Iran, he explained.

Azari Jahromi urged Mashhad Municipality should take measures for urban smart management of Mashhad.

The smart city principles encourage transparency and is against economic favoritism and monopoly in performing urban projects, he said.

Mashhad Municipality should also facilitate the emergence of startups for urban management in future, he concluded.

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