The proposed solutions focused on general architecture framework, information-technology foundation, smart city management centre, traffic, education, health care, natural resources-environment, tourism, emergency operation centres and cyber security, among others.
The project on developing HCM City into a smart urban area during the 2017-2020 period with a vision towards 2025 was ratified by the municipal People’s Committee in November 2017.
Vice Chairman of the People’s Committee Tran Vinh Tuyen said the city has held working sessions with many international partners, experts and organisations to select specific solutions to materialise the project.
Tran Minh Tuan, Deputy Director of the National Institute of Information and Communications Strategy under the Ministry of Information and Communications, said it requires a master plan with the participation of social organisations and the mobilisation of different capital sources to implement the project.
The smart urban area project will be piloted in districts 1 and 12 and Thu Thiem Urban Area in District 2.
Under the smart urban area project, there will be four centres: one on a shared database and open database eco-system; another that will integrate all the city’s information sources and databases from various departments and district committees; one used for simulations to forecast socio-economic strategy; and another on information security.
This is the first time the city has created a specific roadmap for the smart urban project, with targets including sustainable development, improved quality of life, and more effective administration.