The initiative was being run concurrently with the government’s cities regeneration and rehabilitation exercise.
According to BCC Economic Development Officer Kholisani Moyo, the Smart City concept, “includes all the sectors of the city’s economy such as tourism, water, energy and roads among many others with the intention of achieving a smart city by 2024.
“In water we talk of the recycling of Khami Dam water, prepaid meters, solutions to speedily check water leaks and meter readings using gadgets which will identify the areas yet to be dealt with,” he said.
BCC also intend to have solar farms, street solar lights and installation of solar power at all council premises.
The city will also use drones to curb illegal activities while it also intends to have more high-rising buildings to deal with accommodation problems.
Early this week Bulawayo Mayor Solomon Mguni admitted the challenges with vendors whose removal has been part of the concept.