Smart city development shapes up to be one of the most ambitious plans for the capital city, Photo: Le Toan Nguyen Duc Chung, Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee, said that the capital is poised to become a smart city based on key technologies of Industry 4.0. To this end, besides state funding, the city will have to raise resources from the business community. “We will reclassify public services towards opening more opportunities for private investors to join in those services they are capable of offering, thus mobilising financial sources to feed the plan,” he said at last week’s Asia-Oceania Computing Industry Organisation (ASOCIO) Smart City Summit 2018 in Hanoi. “In addition, we plan to maximally outsource services related to software as well as infrastructure of technology businesses, from data centres and security services to channel and other services to raise resources and talents to serve our smart city development plan,” he added. … [Read more...] about Hanoi opens doors to smart city future
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Smart homes and smart cities do not need to be costlyBy Ngoc Tran Tan Kee Hau, Executive Director of Antik Technology – PHOTO: NGOC TRAN The Saigon Times had an interview with Tan Kee Hau, Executive Director of Antik Technology, a Slovak high tech company, on smart homes and smart cities. He was recently in HCMC for a new tech exhibition. The Saigon Times: What do you mean by smart homes? - Tan Kee Hau: In a smart home, today, you are able to control many home appliances using connected technology. Actually, you can also control them using TV to control. So, while you are sitting on the sofa watching TV, you can control your home appliances. If I am away from home, can I control those appliances via a smartphone? - It is possible. But you need the internet. Your smartphone needs to be connected to the internet. And you can control everything, even if you are 1,000, 10,000 kilometers away from home. Please give details. What are we controlling with your system? … [Read more...] about Smart homes and smart cities do not need to be costly
The Hanoitimes - The plan to turn Hanoi into a smart city has been carried out for a while. On 17/5, Hanoi leaders had a meeting with representatives from 18 U.S corporations to discuss on the same issue. The conference “Cooperation to develop Hanoi as a smart city” took place on May 17 between Chairman of Hanoi’s People Committee Nguyen Duc Chung and representatives from 18 U.S enterprises in related area. Attendance also includes U.S Vice Minister of Commerce, Diane Fracrell, US Vice Ambassador to Vietnam, Susan Sutton and faces from 18 US companies. At the opening, Mr Nguyen Duc Chung appraised the delegation led by US Vice Minister of Commerce and leading US companies in IT. He also pressed the meaning, importance and inevitable trend of turning Hanoi into a smart city. Then, Director of Hanoi Information & Communication Department Phan Lan Tu introduced the target, path to carry out the “Hanoi- the smart city” program. As expected, Hanoi aims … [Read more...] about Hanoi – a smart city, why not?
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?
Professor Dr Dương Anh Sơn from the HCM City University of Economics and Law speaks to the newspaper Tuổi Trẻ (Youth) about some key aspects of work to turn the City into a smart city Though authorities in HCM City have tried hard to clear the street vendors from the sidewalks, the situation doesn’t seem to have changed. Do you have any response to the problem? In my opinion, if the authorities are determined to solve the problem they can do it. Yet, the question here is what type of management strategy should be used. I think financial penalties are important. In my opinion, the authorities should make people using the public pavement or the street side pay fees. Streets with wide side-walks can be used for car parking. Of course, the car parking fee must be higher than the normal fee. For narrow streets, we should not allow car parking. As we all know, in HCM City, many streets are very narrow, particularly those in precincts 1 and 3. At the morning … [Read more...] about For smart city, clear congestion