(VOV) – Hanoi hosted an international seminar on June 4 discussing the potential for applying the Japanese intelligent transport technology to Vietnam’s transport management. Deputy Minister of Science and Technology Tran Viet Thanh said improving the road transport network’s operation and safety is a pressing issue, noting that poor infrastructure and vehicle variety make controlling Vietnam’s road network extremely challenging. He said intelligent transport technologies have minimised costs and maximised efficiency and effectiveness in countries worldwide. The government and its relevant ministries and agencies have conducted initial research into introducing the technologies capable of meeting Vietnam’s unique needs. Delegates also looked at data analyses relating to Sumitomo Electric Group’s intelligent transport technology, the reality of transport in Vietnam’s urban areas, and the viability of implementing a national intelligent transport system. At the event, the National Centre for Technological Progress (Nacentech) and Sumitomo Electric Group signed a memorandum of understanding on expanding science and technology cooperation.