MANILA - In this day and age when interconnectivity is a must, the Department of the Interior and Local Government(DILG) is encouraging all local chief executives(LCEs)to participate in the first i-City Summit for a Safer and Better Connected Philippines from March 13-14,2017 at the EDSA Shangri-la Hotel in Mandaluyong City.
The event, which is being spearheaded by Huawei Technologies Philippines Inc. in cooperation with the Department of Information and Communications Technology(DICT)and the DILG, will showcase the latest technology, products, and services including policies and standards in building a better and safer digital nation.
DILG Secretary Ismael Sueno said the summit is a good venue for local government units (LGUs)to practice applying ICT solutions toward an improved, timely and relevant delivery of public services and in benchmarking standards for developing a safer environment that meets millennium demands and challenges.
Sueno said the DILG has been encouraging all the LGUs in the country to integrate ICT solutions in pursuing their commitment towards creating a business-friendly and safer environment.
At the same time, he said the gathering seeks to improve local business ecosystem through the active participation of private and public business sectors in ICT activities and projects of LGUs as well as the use of ICT to address evolving threats and global trends on disaster management at the local level.
The DILG Chief said the participants will also benefit from the showcase of best practices on how to build a safer city from other LGUs both here and abroad and other best practices of LGUs in integrating ICT in their processes which other local governments can replicate.
"Interestingly, the summit will also discuss the National Broadband Plan or the building of ultra-broadband network for better-connected cities.We expect as well that with the improved broadband services, there will be an increased efficiency and better accessibility," he said.
Source: Philippines Information Agency