I.Metshin: “The meeting of mayors of the cities of the Silk road is a resumption of a thousand-year dialogue of civilizations”
Ilsur Metshin, Kazan Mayor, President of the UN
Advisory Committee of Local Authorities (UNACLA), took part in the International
online forum “Global Silk road-Mayoral Forum”. A platform for dialogue between
representatives of local authorities is organized within the framework of the International
online congress “G-Global. The world of the XXI century”.
Serik Nugerbekov, head of the G-Global International secretariat,
addressed the participants with a welcoming speech.
As Ilsur Metshin noted, all cities and countries are
facing a global problem-the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Urban life can
get a new impetus for development. E-government and healthcare, online consultations,
remote work, online education, and e-Commerce are already part of everyday
life. We need to learn from what is happening around us, adopt positive experience
from colleagues and implement them in the field. I welcome the exchange of
experience and constructive dialogue at events such as the International
Congress “G-Global The world of the XXI century” and I believe that our joint
efforts will ensure the creation of concrete opportunities for creating a
healthy and viable future in comfortable smart cities”, - Metshin said.
“The great silk road has played a huge role in the
development of economic and cultural relations of many peoples of the world,
and also served as a conduit for the spread of technology and innovation. The
meeting of the mayors of the cities of the Silk road is a resumption of the thousand-year
dialogue of civilizations linking East and West,”-the Kazan Mayor said.
He told the forum participants that the Tatarstan
capital occupies a leading position among the 15 million-person cities in
Russia in the level of development of modern city management technologies.
“Strategic investments in sports, medicine, and public
spaces have improved the quality of life in Kazan and were highly evaluated by
the competition committee of the world-famous Lee Kuan Yew award. Along with
Seoul, Tokyo, and Hamburg, the city received a special award. In 2018, Kazan
was among the finalists of the IV International award for urban innovation in
Guangzhou for the first time”, - the head of the Tatarstan capital said.
He noted that the Smart utilities and Smart transport
solutions have been partly implemented in Kazan.
In order to prevent traffic congestion and improve the
efficiency of using the road network in the capital of Tatarstan, the Automated
traffic management system project is being implemented with the use of adaptive
management methods, which changes the approach to traffic light regulation.
Besides, a comprehensive municipal geographic
information system was launched this year. “Today we have already switched to
the electronic General Plan of the city, electronic land use and planning regulations,
land surveying projects. Presently, we have come to the creation of a full -
fledged digital copy of the city”, - the Kazan Mayor emphasized.
He also said that this year the city launched a
project to create a big database, which will enable government authorities and
the business community to build on analytics when making decisions and forming
International online congress “G-Global. World of the
XXI century” will take place in Nur-Sultan from November
18 to 20.