Vietnam is pushing on ambitious plans to develop smart cities towards green and sustainable growth with the assistance of the Netherlands, heard a seminar jointly held by the Ministry of Construction and the Dutch Embassy in Vietnam in Hanoi on March 29.
Vice Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee Nguyen The Hung has suggested Hanoi and the Indonesian capital of Jakarta expand cooperation in urban planning, smart city construction, public transport and environmental protection.
The central coastal city of Da Nang and its partners from Finland will bolster cooperation in innovation and smart city development, heard a workshop held in the city on March 21.
All districts will be expected to develop a “smart urban area” plan by 2020, said Tran Vinh Tuyen, Vice Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee, who is also head of the smart city management board.
Thailand's AMATA Corporation submitted the documents of the AMATA City Halong project to the government one year ago, but there is still no feedback. Leaders of the corporation await the approval to start the coproration's third project here in Vietnam.
To lay the foundation for turning into a smart city, Ho Chi Minh City continues to encourage the use of information technology in administration with a focus on e-governance.
Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung met on February 5 with Marten van den Berg, Director General for Foreign Economic Relations at the Netherlands’ Foreign Ministry, calling for more support in smart city building.
Representatives from Vietnam’s Ministry of Information and Communications and Japan’s Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications have agreed to boost cooperation in cyber security, radio frequency and smart city development.
Ho Chi Minh City wants to work with France to improve education and health care quality and build a smart urban area, said Vice Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Tran Vinh Tuyen.
VOV.VN - Ho Chi Minh City has approved a smart city project until 2020 period with a vision to 2025. One of the project’s priorities will be creating qualified human resources.
VOV.VN - Vietnam is facing numerous challenges caused by rapid urbanization, leaving burdens on its technical and social infrastructure and leading to many severe consequences. In this context, finding solutions for sustainable urban development is one of Vietnam’s current top priorities.
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.