South China Morning Post: One-stop Hong Kong database portal planned by 2023 to ease information gathering and spur ‘smart city’ development

South China Morning Post: One-stop Hong Kong database portal planned by 2023 to ease information gathering and spur ‘smart city’ development . “For contractors planning to develop a piece of land in Hong Kong, it can be a nightmare trying to get hold of crucial data detailing what goes on underground. Information such as the locations and numbers of subterranean cables sits in the hands of private electricity companies, while public water and drainage pipes are managed by the government and gas pipes are overseen by the city’s main energy supplier, Towngas. But officials are hoping to shorten the painstaking process by building a one-stop portal to open up and centralise the data and help transform Hong Kong into a smart city.”