Senior Solomon Islands Government Officials and relevant stakeholders have been introduced to the ‘Smart City Initiative’ by the Nova Reality and Terminus Group at a virtual meeting this week.
Mr. Victor Polovyan of Nova, along with his counterparts at Terminus Group has taken the opportunity provided by the Solomon Islands Expo 2020 Pavilion to engage virtually with various Senior government officials including relevant stakeholders from the Solomon Islands in their bid to introduce the ‘Smart City Initiative’ to the Happy Isles.
Commissioner General, Ambassador Moses Kouni Mose welcomed the participants which included Policy Secretary (Productive Sector) in the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), Dr Samson Viulu, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) Mr. Geoffrey Deve Sade, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of National Planning & Development Coordination, Susan Sulu, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Environment, Climate Change and Disaster Management and Meteorology(MECDM) Dr. Melchior Mataki; Deputy Secretary Ministry of Infrastructure & Development (MID) Jimmy Nuake; Deputy Secretary Technical MCILI Mr Eric George Ongoa, Acting Permanent Secretary and Director Tourism, Bunyan Sivoro and other senior government officials.
Meeting moderator and Deputy Commissioner General Mr Dennis Marita in thanking Mr Polovyan and the participants said that the introduction of ‘Smart City Initiatives’ was timely especially for the Solomon Islands which was considered as a developing Island nation in the South Pacific region and that such development innovations would greatly contribute to the country’s future developments.
Director for Business Development representing Nova, Mr. Victor Polovyan, gave a brief presentation on Sustainable Development and its impacts to the Environment, Economical & Social factors, a look at Real Estate- Forests/environment and where the world economies have established their own levels of development standards, how Smart Initiatives will help Municipalities in better planning to ensure that investments by Government are not wasted, the integration of systems to better manage Smart Traffic, Energy Saving, Smart Parking including Smart Government and the ability to increase Energy Efficiency.
Members of the forum also had the opportunity to ask pertinent questions of which Mr Polovyan responded to.
CG Ambassador Moses Kouni Mose in acknowledging the presence of distinguished participants further requested if a focal point could be appointed in the Solomon Islands to help provide that important linkage between the Government and Mr Victor Polovyan.