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.
French businesses and organisations introduced technological solutions to smart urban development at a workshop held in Hanoi on December 5.
A project to turn Vietnam’s southern largest economic hub of Ho Chi Minh City into a smart city in 2017 -2020 was approved and publicly announced on November 26.
Ho Chi Minh City and military telecom group Viettel signed an agreement on November 17 to develop the southern metropolis into a smart city during 2017-2020.
The southern city of Can Tho’s leaders held a meeting on November 14 with An Tin Group for a “smart city” in Vo Van Kiet Street with investment of VND15 trillion (US$660.8 million).
Fifteen teams from around the world were selected to pitch their smart cities solutions for Vietnam at the Smart City Innovation Challenge (SCIC) Demo Day in Hanoi on November 13.
The first phase of a project to build a digital network infrastructure that will help Phu Quoc Island become a smart city has been completed, the Vietnam Post and Telecommunications Corporation (VNPT) has announced.
The International Smart City Conference opened in Ho Chi Minh City on October 25, attracting more than 500 delegates from Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Russia, Taiwan (China), and Thailand.
Hanoi wants to boost cooperation with domestic and international organisations, including the ICT federation Asian-Oceanian Computing Industry Organisation (ASOCIO), in a bid to turn it into a smart city.
Fifteen teams from eight countries, including two Vietnamese teams, have been selected to present their smart city building solutions at the Demo Day of the Global Smart City Innovation Challenge for Vietnam (SCIC) competition in November.
VOV.VN - HCM City hopes that the US will support creativity in startup activities and its development as a smart city, has said Secretary of the Municipal Party Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan.
VOV.VN - The digital economy is becoming ever more important to the global economy, said Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam at the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) investment forum that opened on Wednesday (October 18) in Hanoi.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has urged the capital city of Hanoi to develop in the direction of a green, smart city based on the rule of law during a working session with the city’s officials on September 29.
A delegation from Ho Chi Minh City, led by Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Le Thanh Liem, has been on a working visit to the Netherlands.
The difficulties involved in developing smart cities and possible solutions were on the agenda of a conference on “General Solutions for Smart City” (Smart City 360 Degrees) held in HCM City on September 19.
Government bodies should be more proactive in promoting IT application, Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam said at the opening of the 2017 Vietnam ICT Summit in Hanoi on September 6.
Six Vietnamese engineering students have been awarded fellowships to pursue master degrees at the US-based Arizona State University (ASU) as part of a plan to prepare skilled manpower for HCM City’s Smart City project.
Fourth generation (4G) mobile phone services are expected to see a strong development in the country this year, accelerating the completion of national programmes such as e-Government, Smart City and Smart Agriculture, said Pham Hong Hai, Deputy Minister of Information and Communication.
Representatives from Ho Chi Minh City’s authorities and a Lotte Group joint venture signed a contract on the construction of the Eco Smart City in new Thu Thiem urban area on July 25.
Ho Chi Minh City-based Quang Trung Software City has recently launched a bike share scheme, one of various pilot models under its Smart City project.