The Smart Selangor programme which aims to make Selangor as the most liveable state within this region was incepted in 2016 with its initial ideas formally presented to the public in the Smart Selangor Blueprint 2016. The first blueprint was developed based on addressing citizen pain points which were then grouped under 12 smart domains and 60 proposed initiatives. About a quarter of these initiatives were completed by January 2020.
After four years, the state government as its primary stakeholder had requested for the programme to be updated to:
- Ensure alignment with current medium-term term plans drafted after the launch of the 2016 Blueprint, such as the Rancangan Struktur Negeri Selangor 2035 (RSNS 2035)i;
- Examine relevancy of earlier proposed initiatives given changes in technology and environment and propose new ones if applicable;
- Provide clarity on roadmap and indicators for all outlined initiatives;
- Find ways and methods for faster, more effective implementation and better coordinationwith all stakeholders.
Smart Selangor Action Plan 2025 (SSAP) updated the Smart Selangor Smart State programme with new programme domains, initiatives, targets and a clear roadmap for the year 2020 until 2025. These initiatives are also presented together with success indicators which are linked to globally recognised smart city indices for progress measurement until 2025.
The SSAP is structured following the Smart City Strategy Index used by Roland Bergerii (an independent, German-based global consulting firm) to evaluate good implementation strategies. Roland Berger had analysed smart city strategy around the world and out of 153 cities, only 15 cities had demonstrated a comprehensive strategic approach and out of these cities only 8 cities are at advanced stage of implementation and have executed these successfully. This approach is essential as it will ensure that the Smart Selangor Action Plan will be able to be implemented most practically and effectively within a 5-year time frame to 2025.
The role of the SSAP is discussed towards the end of this document plan to address some intended outcomes which related to RSNS 2035 and also how all of the SSAP initiatives are linked to deliver the overall three main objectives of the Smart Selangor programme which are liveability, economic productivity and environmental sustainability.
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