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Israeli Government Announces Second Smart City Program

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Israeli Government Announces Second Smart City Program

The Ministry of Social Equality announced a $19 million investment to promote smart city initiatives. A similar plan with a budget of under $1 million was announced a day earlier

Meir Orbach  :  2018-07-19T11:05:59..

The Israeli Minister of Social Equality Gila Gamliel announced Wednesday that her office is set to invest $19 million (NIS 70 million) to support smart city initiatives across the country. Gamliel was speaking at a conference on tourism and technology hosted by Calcalist in Tel Aviv. The minister’s announcement came a day after the Israeli ministries of economy and interior affairs announced a similar plan, budgeted at $686,000 (NIS 2.5 million). Both programs aim to promote technologies in fields including communication infrastructures, smart mobility, information security, and urban farming.

Israeli Minister of Social Equality Gila Gamliel. Photo: Amit Sha Israeli Minister of Social Equality Gila Gamliel. Photo: Amit Sha'al Israeli Minister of Social Equality Gila Gamliel. Photo: Amit Sha

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