Hanoi to step up development of smart city

VOV.VN -A master plan covering at least three urban areas for smart city development in Vietnam is expected to be approved from now to 2020 under a project to develop sustainable and smart urban areas for the 2018 - 2025 period with orientations to 2030 as adopted by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on August 1, 2018.

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Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung giving a speech at the (ASOCIO) Smart City Summit 2018

Accordingly, investment in the capital city will be focused on infrastructure development and smart city utility applications, said Chairman the Hanoi People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung at the Asian-Oceanian Computing Industry organisation (ASOCIO) Smart City Summit 2018 which opened in Hanoi on September 18.

Hanoi is a global megacity in terms of area and population density. Rapid urbanization and population growth have posed numerous challenges in respect of planning, traffic congestion, security, health, education, energy, housing development, and environmental pollution.

The capital city has undertaken a plan to develop a smart city model that brings convenience, safety and eco-friendly development to all people based on the application of key Industrial Revolution 4.0 technologies.

"Hanoi is working toward its goal for a smart metropolis which utilizes the benefits of the fast growing industrial revolution 4.0 with cutting-edge technologies such as 3D printing, Virtual Reality, Cloud Computing, Robotics, Big Data, Blockchain, and Artificial Intelligence in a move that requires leaders, managers and technology experts to work together in building a smart city which will improve the quality of the living environment for the people while also promoting growth and socio-economic development, "Chung stressed.

Vietnam is regarded as one of the fastest urbanizing countries in the region and the whole world. According to a report from the Ministry of Construction, by the end of 2017, Vietnam had 813 urban areas with an urbanization rate of 37.5%.

There is an urgent need to build smart cities to ensure sustainable development factors, providing a convenient, safe and eco-friendly urban habitat for the population. Therefore, the application of emerging Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies is seen as a viable solution to meet this demand, the municipal leader said.

The ASOCIO Smart City Summit from 18-19 September, themed “Creating Smarter and Securer Cities by Digital Solutions” is organised by the People’s Committee of Hanoi, the Asian-Oceanian Computing Industry organisation (ASOCIO) and the Vietnam Software and IT Services (Vinasa). 

During the summit, delegates will share their visions, strategies and experience in smart urban building, and collect the opinions of managers and IT experts on smart urban management, planning and development based on new technologies such as Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data, Artificial Intelligence and Augmented Reality (AR). 

The event will also include seminars on digital government, smart city development strategies, and reducing dependence on cash transactions along with sections on infrastructure, platform – principles for smart cities, data driven cities – data analysis & urban planning and smart industries.