Vietnam approves sustainable smart city development plan

Saturday, 2018-08-04 11:00:47
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Hanoi is expected to become a smart city in the near future.
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NDO - Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has approved the sustainable smart city development plan for the 2018-2025 period and beyond towards 2030 with a view to improving the lives of city residents.

Under the plan, four chains of smart cities will be formed centring on Hanoi, Da Nang, Ho Chi Minh City and Can Tho.

The plan aims to build sustainable smart cities that are based on green growth and sustainable development, utilising the strength and potential of the cities in order to raise the living standards of their residents.

Another target of the plan is to guarantee the effective participation of residents and organisations in managing the smart cities, to enhance the performance of government agencies, and increase the cities’ competitiveness.

By 2020, Vietnam aims to complete the legal foundation for smart city development and take preparatory steps to pilot the project in a number of cities, and by 2025, the first phase of the pilot project on smart city development will be implemented.