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Kuala Lumpur (VNA)
Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has emphasized that turning the country’s cities into smart cities would be one of the highlights in its 12th 5-year plan.

The Malaysian leader said this while addressing the opening ceremony of the Cities 4.0 Conference and Exhibition 2019 on September 23.

The smart cities will be integrated with sustainable technologies in their services such as 5G connectivity, cashless community, autonomous public transport, drone delivery, energy-efficient buildings, smart treatment of water and waste management that can improve public safety and the quality of life of citizens, he said.

Earlier, the Malaysian Government launched the Kembara Digital Malaysia Programme that would enable Malaysians to enjoy high quality and affordable digital connectivity wherever they were.

Several Malaysian cities have pursued the smart city model such as Kuala Lumpur, Kota Kinabalu, Kuching, Iskandar and Kulim./.