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Irina Marica
Senior Editor

Irina holds a BA in Journalism and has been part of the Romania-Insider.com team since its early days in 2011. She likes to keep the Romania-insider.com readers informed every day. Irina reports on various topics, on a wide range of areas such as politics, social or entertainment. She also writes travel or leisure articles, as well as interviews. She splits her time between Sinaia, her hometown, and Bucharest. Being born and raised in a mountain town, Irina loves spending time in nature, but she also likes to read, write, listen to music, travel, teach her dog new tricks and listen to other people’s stories (so don’t hesitate to contact her for an interview if you have an interesting story that you want to share with the Romania-insider.com readers). She dreams to visit Iceland one day and maybe get to see the Arctic Monkeys play live.  You can send her press releases or feedback on her stories by emailing [email protected]

 

Romania should have the first smart city by 2018

Romania's communications minister Marius Bostan has launched a challenge to the local business environment: “let’s built the first smart city in Romania by 2018, and let this city be Alba Iulia.”

The authorities want to launch a smart city project in Alba Iulia this September. The town in central Romania should be the first in Romania where the 5G communication technology will be available, in a pilot project, the minister said.

The Communications Ministry has chosen Alba Iulia for this project because it is “one of the first cities to have a long-term development strategy, launched in 2002-2003, and respect it. It also has the highest absorption rate of EU funds, and started having a smart transport system,” Marius Bostan explained, according to local Hotnews.ro.

There is also a symbolical reason why Alba Iulia was chosen for this project: on December 1, 2018, Romania celebrates 100 years from the Great Union. Alba Iulia was the birthplace of modern Romania, on December 1, 1918.

There are also other Romanian cities that want to implement smart city projects, such as Oradea and Piatra Neamt.

A smart city project was also launched in late-April in Oraselul Copiilor Park (part of Tineretului Park) in Bucharest. The project includes smart parking, free Wi-Fi, and smart street lighting.

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Irina Popescu, [email protected]

(Photo by: Ionut Vaidean)

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Irina Marica
Senior Editor

Irina holds a BA in Journalism and has been part of the Romania-Insider.com team since its early days in 2011. She likes to keep the Romania-insider.com readers informed every day. Irina reports on various topics, on a wide range of areas such as politics, social or entertainment. She also writes travel or leisure articles, as well as interviews. She splits her time between Sinaia, her hometown, and Bucharest. Being born and raised in a mountain town, Irina loves spending time in nature, but she also likes to read, write, listen to music, travel, teach her dog new tricks and listen to other people’s stories (so don’t hesitate to contact her for an interview if you have an interesting story that you want to share with the Romania-insider.com readers). She dreams to visit Iceland one day and maybe get to see the Arctic Monkeys play live.  You can send her press releases or feedback on her stories by emailing [email protected]

 

Romania should have the first smart city by 2018

Romania's communications minister Marius Bostan has launched a challenge to the local business environment: “let’s built the first smart city in Romania by 2018, and let this city be Alba Iulia.”

The authorities want to launch a smart city project in Alba Iulia this September. The town in central Romania should be the first in Romania where the 5G communication technology will be available, in a pilot project, the minister said.

The Communications Ministry has chosen Alba Iulia for this project because it is “one of the first cities to have a long-term development strategy, launched in 2002-2003, and respect it. It also has the highest absorption rate of EU funds, and started having a smart transport system,” Marius Bostan explained, according to local Hotnews.ro.

There is also a symbolical reason why Alba Iulia was chosen for this project: on December 1, 2018, Romania celebrates 100 years from the Great Union. Alba Iulia was the birthplace of modern Romania, on December 1, 1918.

There are also other Romanian cities that want to implement smart city projects, such as Oradea and Piatra Neamt.

A smart city project was also launched in late-April in Oraselul Copiilor Park (part of Tineretului Park) in Bucharest. The project includes smart parking, free Wi-Fi, and smart street lighting.

Romania’s Alba Iulia launches welcome pack for foreign tourists

Alba Iulia becomes first Romanian city to get Moody’s rating

Travel planner: Re-discovering Alba Iulia, the Romanian city where history comes to life

Irina Popescu, [email protected]

(Photo by: Ionut Vaidean)

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