Da Lat to be developed into smart city

Friday, 2018-12-21 10:47:34
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Deputy PM Vu Duc Dam (third right) examines the preservation of woodblocks from the Nguyen Dynasty at the National Archives Centre IV in Da Lat on December 20. (Photo: NDO/Mai Van Bao)
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NDO/VNA – The Central Highlands province of Lam Dong plans to build Da Lat into a smart city, and is currently seeking the Government’s assistance in the work.

This cause was among the issues brought up at a working session between local authorities and Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam in the province on December 20.

Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Doan Van Viet said that in 2019, Lam Dong will invest all efforts into the plan to develop a smart Da Lat city, focusing on smart tourism, smart agriculture, and smart administrative management.

Deputy PM Dam said Lam Dong should first create an information-sharing mechanism among its agencies, sectors, and localities to serve as a foundation for smart city building. The Government will send an advisory group to help the province build an initial basis for the plan, he noted.

The same day, Deputy PM Dam examined the preservation of woodblocks from the Nguyen Dynasty (1802-1945) – part of the Memory of the World Register kept at the National Archives Centre IV, based in Da Lat city.

Dang Thanh Tung, Director of the State Records and Archives Department of Vietnam under the Ministry of Home Affairs, said the National Archives Centre IV, established in 2006, is tasked with managing the woodblocks of the Nguyen Dynasty and other archives of the central and Central Highlands regions. It is currently preserving 34,619 woodblocks from the period.

Deputy PM Dam said that as these archives are priceless assets, it is necessary to step up publicising them for all to see. He asked archivists to promptly digitalise the woodblocks and other archives, while applying traditional preservation and restoration methods, aside from modern solutions.