Smart Solutions for Smart City Development
Business Today Malaysia|October 2021
AFES can mobilise all these smart solutions needed for comprehensive development by utilising its state-of-the-art tools currently being actively mobilised in urban settings.

Malaysia is looking forward towards its 2030 ambition of becoming a Digital Nation and multiple goals are currently being laid by all ministries, stake holders, agencies, and infrastructure planners.

Among the goals is to turn some of cities into smart cities but does a ‘smart city’ mean. The Smart City Council defines them as one “that uses information and communication technology (ICT) to enhance liveability, workability, and sustainability. All definitions have one element in common, they agree that at the core it’s about leveraging new and disruptive technologies to address a broad range of urban problems.

AFES or Alam Flora Environmental Solutions aims to be the country’s urban problem solver in areas of waste, energy and green initiatives be it for a city of today or smart city of the future.

According to Chief Operation Officer Nazar Abdul Raof, AFES is well position to address many of the issues pertaining to achieving a smart city status. For instance, smart environments and smart living are found to be two important factors, here AFES fits the role in providing services like monitoring services for sustainable resource management, building disaster resilient cities and contributing towards cleaner environment.

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