President Ilham Aliyev has issued an order on the development of “Smart City” and “Smart village” concepts.
According to the order, improvement of the quality, safety, and efficiency of services provided in cities and villages of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the application of information technology in these services, as well as ensuring the effective use and management of available resources for these services are one of the key priorities of the sustainable development in sustainable in urban and rural areas.
The use of modern telecommunications, sensors, Big Data, and other digital and artificial intelligence technologies, as well as innovation and knowledge, makes socio-economic relations more productive and efficient, creates new income opportunities in the value chain of the economy. Improving the quality of decision-making and management based on the formation, collection, storage, processing, and analysis of digital data through the use of the abovementioned technologies in an integrated manner opens up a wide range of opportunities for effective and quality services. These opportunities pave the way for the transition to functional, large-scale "Smart City" and "Smart Village" services in the next stage of development of services provided in cities and villages.
In connection with the development of the “Smart City” and “Smart village” concepts, a Working Group is established. The Group includes:
Head of the Working Group
Minister of Transport, Communication and High Technologies
Members of the Working Group
Deputy Minister of Economy
Deputy Minister of Agriculture
Deputy Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources
Deputy Minister of Energy
Deputy Head of State Agency for Public Service and Social Innovations under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan
Deputy Chairman of the State Committee for Urban Planning and Architecture of the Republic of Azerbaijan
Deputy Chairman of Azerishig OJSC
Deputy Chairman of Azersu OJSC