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
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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
Under the MOU, Viettel will focus on specific areas such as healthcare, education, public administration and tourism to build the “Smart City” model coupled with the city of cultural festivals.According to Viettel’s officials, Phu Tho is the 8th province in which Viettel has signed a deal on building the “Smart City” model. At the signing ceremony Leaders of Phu Tho province hoped that the newly signed MOU would help the province boost the application and development of information technology across the province, contributing to promoting a knowledge economy and information society in the locality, improving its competitiveness in international integration, and accelerating local industrialization and modernization while ensuring fast and sustainable growth.Over the past time, Viettel has successfully implemented its cooperation programs on telecommunications services and information technology applications in the province. Specifically, it … [Read more...] about Viettel commits itself to building “Smart City” in Phu Tho