Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI - The northern Hưng Yên Province and military-run telecom group Viettel on Wednesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to build a smart city in the region between 2016 and 2025. Under the MoU, Viettel will help draw up a master plan for smart, urban development in the province and provide technical support to develop modern information and technology facilities. It will also introduce IT applications into Hưng Yen's socio-economic activities for sustainable development, to improve the business environment and for better state management. Both sides have agreed to work on areas such as public administration, healthcare, education, transport, food safety, environment, clean water, tax and finance while building the smart city so that living there will be very convenient to people. Hoàng Sơn, Viettel's deputy general director, said the group will give priority to Hung Yen while implementing advanced technological solutions that are compatible with … [Read more...] about Viettel to help Hưng Yên build smart city
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Ho Chi Minh City administration is determined to build the southern Vietnamese metropolis into a smart city, municipal chairman Nguyen Thanh Phong said Friday. Ho Chi Minh City administration is determined to build the southern Vietnamese metropolis into a smart city, municipal chairman Nguyen Thanh Phong said Friday. Officials of various municipal departments gathered at yesterday meeting to discuss a grand scheme for the city to go smart, with the city’s Department of Information and Communications revealing that a detailed proposal to do so will be available later this year. The proposal will be finalized and submitted to the municipal administration for approval on December 15, department director Le Thai Hy said. The plan poses three critical questions that need to be answered by October 15. The issues include which aspects the city needs to prioritize, and what protocols it should undertake to achieve the goal of becoming a smart city. The third issue could be about … [Read more...] about Ho Chi Minh City determined to become smart city: chairman
The Da Nang Department of Information and Communications and IBM Viet Nam on Monday signed an agreement to convert the central city into a smart city. IBM will, within five years, help Da Nang develop its IT and telecom infrastructure with focus on projects related to traffic control, food safety, urban water supply, and water management. Tuoi Tre (Youth) HCM City to monitor accident hotspots HCM City authorities will focus efforts on reducing accidents on 20 streets and many other vulnerable locations around the city. A large number of accidents have occurred this year on many streets including Vo Van Kiet Street in District 5, Nguyen Van Linh Street in District 7, and a Binh Tan District road that leads to the HCM City- Trung Luong Expressway. The Department of Transport will erect new median strips and put up more traffic signs on these streets. The municipal People's Committee has ordered the traffic police to impose heavy fines on violators of traffic regulations. Saigon Giai … [Read more...] about IBM to help Da Nang become smart city
VietNamNet Bridge - While smart city is now a growing trend in the world, investors in Vietnam still seem to "forget" to equip construction works with powerful information technology infrastructure to create new smart urban areas. Smart city remains a new concept in Vietnam People simply think that smart city means a modern urban area with sufficient features and comforts that serve people's lives and works. However, they have been told that besides good transport, electricity and water systems, the development of the information transmission system that helps better the urban area management and save energy, is really the fundamentals for a smart city. … [Read more...] about Developing smart cities in Vietnam, why not?
"Smart home", "smart building" and "smart city" are the words which have been continuously mentioned recently by information technology (IT) solution providers. Smart city is understood as the modern city, where the urban area management agencies apply information and communication technology strongly in their management works, including the public administration services, or urban environment management. Local dwellers also use IT solutions to communicate with the local authorities and use public services online. The model of smart city has been implemented in San Francisco in the US and Songdo in South Korea. From single solutions… In fact, technology groups began providing smart IT solutions in some fields several years ago already. Swedish Ericsson has provided the solution to connect information systems in healthcare in Vietnam, a part of the program towards the e-healthcare. Ericsson has joined forces with the private Trang An Hospital in Hanoi to pilot the … [Read more...] about IT solution providers move ahead with smart city development projects