Hungarian solutions on show

Hungarian solutions on show

Kuube's Akos Sarenczky introduces his company's products at the Hungary-Thailand Smart City Forum yesterday.  Somchai Poomlard
Kuube's Akos Sarenczky introduces his company's products at the Hungary-Thailand Smart City Forum yesterday.  Somchai Poomlard

The Embassy of Hungary in Bangkok is encouraging Hungarian and Thai companies to form partnerships focusing on smart city solutions.

Sandor Sipos, Hungarian ambassador to Thailand, at a forum yesterday described what his nation had to offer Thai investors and businessmen.

Hungarian companies "have developed pioneering, innovative and tangible solutions that meet the technical, environmental and social challenges of the 21st century," Mr Sipos told the forum held by the Hungarian embassy.

Hungary is among the leading innovators of smart city infrastructure, he said.

Mr Sipos gave an example of the so-called smart bench which is already being used in Thailand that was developed by the Hungarian firm Kuube.

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The smart bench runs on solar energy allowing it to power mobile phones and offer WiFi.

The bench can also monitor the surrounding area including air quality, noise levels and weather conditions. In addition to that, it can monitor people's health via a thermal sensor and camera.

Other Hungarian companies also showcased their technologies at the forum.

Mr Sipos said Hungary attaches the utmost importance to contributing to sustainable development goals.

Last year the country hosted the Planet Budapest 2021 Sustainability Expo and Summit, Mr Sipos added by way of example.

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