Hai Duong aims to build smart city

The northern province of Hai Duong is determined to build a smart city, said Secretary of the provincial Party Committee Nguyen Manh Hien at a seminar on November 10.

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He also assigned the provincial People’s Committee to devise a roadmap for smart city building, focusing on priority areas such as education, health and environment.

At the workshop on smart city management model, experts said that smart city is a model in which modern information technology is applied in every unit and organisation to create a smart management system to improve the quality of public services, thus benefiting socio-economic development and locals’ lives.

Head of the National Institute of Information and Communications Strategy (NIICS) Nguyen Minh Son highlighted that the nature of a smart city is information connection, intensive urban development and comprehensive mechanism reform.

The institute will join hands with international organisations and experts to help Hai Duong build a smart city, he said.

Representatives of Microsoft, global educational organisations and partners from Germany, Japan and Singapore shared smart city building experience in many countries and gave recommendations for Hai Duong province.

They suggested the province focus on the fields of education, health, environment, transport, technology, agriculture and construction.

According to Vice Chairman of the Hai Duong People’s Committee Nguyen Anh Cuong, over the past years, the province has focused on streamlining administrative procedures, improving the investment climate and raising competitiveness.

However, he noted despite efforts, the province’s application of information technology in State management is yet to meet requirements, he said, adding that experience shared at the event will help the province in its path of building a smart city.

VNA

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