Smart city building sped up

The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic over the past two years has sped up the building and development of smart cities, heard Vietnam- ASOCIO Smart City Summit 2021 that opened on November 2.

Jointly held by the Vietnam Software Association (VINASA) and the Asian-Oceanian Computing Industry Organisation (ASOCIO), the five-day event brought together representatives from 59 cities and provinces, and was linked to 70 locations.

In his remarks, Deputy Minister of Information and Communications Nguyen Huy Dung said his ministry had issued a number of guidance documents to create a legal framework for the development of smart cities in terms of information-technology.

The summit offers an opportunity for management agencies, experts, scholars and IT businesspeople of Vietnam and foreign countries to exchange experience in this regard, he added.

Developing smart cities has become an inevitable trend, he said, noting that the Vietnamese government has issued Decision No. 950/QD-TTg approving the project on the sustainable development of smart cities for 2018-2025, with a vision to 2030.

The Politburo has also issued Resolution No. 52-NQ/TW on a number of guidelines and policies on proactively joining the fourth Industrial Revolution, which sets the target of having at least three smart cities in northern, central and southern key economic regions by 2025.

Echoing Deputy Minister Dung’s views, VINASA Chairman Nguyen Van Khoa said along with digital transformation, smart cities are becoming the new development mode of urban areas in the era of intelligentisation.     
  
About 40 Vietnamese cities and provinces have set forth projects on smart cities, he said, adding that smart industrial parks and factories have also been taken into consideration.

With 14 seminars, the summit will focus on such topics as digital authority, smart property, smart industrial property, digital transformation for smart producers and factories, and digital solutions and startups with smart cities.

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