Spanish institution to support smart cities initiatives

Friday, September 30, 2011

Spanish institution Fundación Metrópoli has committed its support to Honduras' government to develop smart cities in the country, the Honduran congress said in a statement.

The announcement was made after a meeting between members of Metrópoli and a Honduran delegation of executive and legislative officials that is visiting Spain.

During the meeting, Metrópoli VP Ignacio Alcalde emphasized the way in which the institution has helped achieve significant changes in cities like Curitiba, in Brazil, and Bilbao, in Spain. These cities used to have enormous problems of urban disorder, public service shortages and economic growth.

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Fundación Metrópoli will help Honduras by establishing technological foundations to improve security for citizens through technology use, such as 24/7 video surveillance, as well as creating the ciudades modelos (model cities) concept, said Juan Orlando Hernández, head of the national congress.