I see increasing interest in Smart City from our companies and residents

Michel Bezuijen* started his administrative career as councillor and first deputy mayor of the municipality of Haarlemmermeer. In 2013 he became mayor of the municipality of Rijswijk and in March 2019, the city council of Rijswijk nominated him for a second term as mayor. On June 18, 2020, Bezuijen was nominated by the Zoetermeer city council as the new mayor. He is scheduled to be appointed on 1 October 2020.

The energy transition is one of the greatest challenges of our time. We can only successfully complete this turnaround if we ensure that there is broad support. Retaining comfort, affordability and realism are key concepts in Rijswijk. As a municipality, we are very aware of what this means for our residents. That is why the focus of our own actions on affordability, efficiency and realism lies in our timetable.

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*Michel Bezuijne is former chairman of the board of PRIMO Nederland.