The two centres are among the key measures in a master plan on developing Ho Chi Minh City into a smart city in the 2017-2020 period, with a vision to 2025. The conference was attended by Politburo member and Secretary of Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee, Nguyen Thien Nhan. The conference focused on calling on investors to share experience and technologies on building and launching a vision and criteria for building Ho Chi Minh City into a smart city, as well as to select investors for the city’s major construction projects. The project aims to resolve the city’s existing problems such as unsustainable economic growth, flooding, traffic jams, and environment pollution, as well as enhancing the interaction between city’s administration, businesses andcitizens in the building and development of the country. Urban management which is associated with smart cities aims to maintain a high rate of economic growth, especially sustainable economic development, improve the living standards and provide better services for local people.