69. The Government is committed to developing Hong Kong
into a smart city by using innovation and technology to enhance
city management and improve people’s livelihood. Our
consultant will complete its study by the middle of this year. So
far, preliminary studies have been carried out on some important
areas such as the environment, healthcare and transport.
70. The Government is striving to promote the establishment
of a Common Spatial Data Infrastructure (CSDI) to provide
government departments as well as public and private
organisations with an information infrastructure to share spatial
data, supporting various smart city applications, and support the
smart city blueprint of the ITB. The Development Bureau is
commissioning a strategic study on the development of CSDI.
71. The Government is using Kowloon East as a smart city
pilot area, leveraging people-centric information and
communications technology solutions for the sharing of data to
improve the use of resources and enhance the management of
pedestrian and vehicular traffic flows.