Smart Technologies Change Business Rules
Monday, 10 October 2016
According to data of the World Bank, 75% of the global gross domestic product is formed in the cities. Forecasts show that by 2030 the urban areas in the developing countries will increase threefold. That process will be considerably slower in Bulgaria, yet this country would make no exception to that trend. The concentration of people in the urban areas would boost consumption of water, electricity and raw materials. The level of harmful gas emissions is expected to rise. The cities would produce more waste and pollution will grow. Is there a way to manage that process? How representatives of the business, science and the authorities imagine the future of our cities? Those questions were discussed at the Green Cities Conference organized at the initiative of local business.
According to the participants, the state initiative for centralized and digital public services was a very good one. One of the cabinet's priorities regarded the introduction of E-government. Thus, the level of CO2 emissions would be reduced. The business participating in the so-called Green Circle pins its hopes on the new technologies to reduce harmful gas emissions and help nature conservation.
Many positive and quick changes related to mobile connectivity have occurred in Bulgaria, although we do not pay enough attention to them, Yasen Guev, Director at one of Bulgarian telecommunication companies and Chairman of the Bulgarian Green Circle said. In his words, the fact that the draft bill of the СнимкаTelecommunications Act has already been discussed by the Bulgarian MPs is very encouraging. The new act will allow ordinary people to have quick and easy access to those technologies.