Surabaya named as ‘city of the future in the world’

All_Panorama_of_SurabayaRr Laeny Sulistyawati/Mutia Ramadhani

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID – Surabaya in East Java was named as city of the future in the world in Socrates Award 2014 by Europe Business Assembly (EBA). EBA is an independent organization based in the United Kingdom, which pays attention to economic, social and cultural development.

“The award will be handed over on Wednesday next week in London,” Mayor of Surabaya, Tri Rismaharini, said on Sunday, 13/4/14.

Tri Rismaharini

Tri Rismaharini

As non-governmental organization, EBA promotes economic transformation, education, culture and science. The tittle is the most prestigious award for a city.

Risma, her popular name, explained that EBA considered Surabaya had addressed various issues comprehensively. EBA notes some indicators including effort in containing flood, better air quality, and social education.

Risma will present her ideas before the EBA forum. Among others, the assessments also include aspect of rural construction. She hopes, her ideas will motivate people to compete at global level.

Republika OL
Sun, 13 April 2014


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