Da Nang is taking steps to transform itself into a smart city by 2020 in line with the direction from Vietnam’s government and ABB technologies will support this transformation.
The central coastal city of Da Nang is working to turn itself into a food smart city as part of efforts to concretise its target of becoming an eco-smart urban area and a regional hub for startups and innovation until 2030 with a vision to 2045.
PSNews - The Embassy of Italy in Hanoi in collaboration with the Hanoi Municipal People's Committee and SCE Project Asia, IUAV of Venice held a workshop named "Cities of the future and heritage preservation" on March 20, at Thang Long Imperial Citadel.
An exhibition displaying smart city products and solutions opened on December 24 in Da Lat city of the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong.
The Central Highlands province of Lam Dong plans to build Da Lat into a smart city, and is currently seeking the Government’s assistance in the work.
Building smart urban areas is urgent for Ho Chi Minh City to maintain sustainable economic growth, promote the digital and knowledge-based economy and raise locals’ living standards.
As of the end of last year, Vietnam had 800 urban areas whose rate of urbanization increased from nearly 24% in 1999 to 37% in 2017. Most are now facing traffic jams, water shortages, flooding, and environmental pollution. Developing smart cities will be the key to solving these problems.
The southern province of Binh Duong has become the first and only one in Vietnam to be named a Smart21 community for 2019 by the New York-based Intelligent Community Forum (ICF).
The BRG-Sumitomo joint venture and Hanoi intensify efforts to kick off the construction of Hanoi’s mega smart city project in this December.
The freshly-ended Asian-Oceanian Computing Industry Organisation (ASOCIO) Smart City Summit 2018 was expected to help Hanoi choose suitable measures and steps to improve living conditions for its residents and promote the city’s growth and socio-economic development, said Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has recently approved a project to develop sustainable and smart cities for 2018-2025 with a vision to 2030.
Hanoi authorities and US-based Dell Technologies Inc. on June 8 secured a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on strategic cooperation in building the local e-government and smart city.
Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan is paying a working visit to Israel from May 21-25 to strengthen the city’s cooperation with Israel and learn from the country’s experience in building smart cities.
A delegation of the Hanoi People’s Committee visited Canada from April 18-20 to learn about the operation of people-elected agencies and development of smart cities in the North American country.
Local Vietnamese tech companies “are fully capable of” providing the core components of a smart city, said Le Ngoc Tuan, head of the Internet-of-Things (IoT) division in one of the leading IT companies in the country, FPT.
A smart city project worth more than US$4 billion invested by the Sumitomo – BRG joint venture is expected to commence in Hanoi in the first quarter of 2018.