IBM selected Chiangmai to be a Smarter City

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CHIANGMAI, 18 April 2011 -IBM has chosen Chiangmai province among 22 other cities around the world to become “Smarter City” with the information technology system to promote agriculture, industries and public health. 

Chiangmai Governor Momluang Panadda Dissakul said after meeting with U.S. Consul General in Chiang Mai Susan Stevenson and IBM representatives that the province would be the center of all standardized services in the Northern region.

Momluang Panadda adds that Chiangmai offers reasonable process for medical services with highly trained staff while agriculture will also be linked globally as well as with the industrial sector. It was the first meeting between US’s giant Information Technology Company and Thailand.

More studies will be carried out prior to the system development in which the IBM will cover all expenses. The project is expected to proceed within this year. The so called creative city project is sponsored by the U.S.