The event saw the attendance of representatives of the Central’s ministries, sectors, provinces, cities with plans to build smart cities, IT associations, organizations, businesses, and nearly 70 international delegates from 20 countries and economies in the world.
Among Ha Noi’s leaders were Nguyen Duc Chung, Chairman of the Municipal People’s Committee, and leaders of the Municipal People’s Council, the People’s Committees, and the city’s departments, sectors.
The summit was organized by the Ha Noi People’s Committee, the Asian-Oceanian Computing Industry organization (ASOCIO) and the Viet Nam Software and IT Services (VINASA).
The event aimed to share visions, strategies and experiences in smart urban building; promote the construction and development of smart cities of Viet Nam and countries in the region based on new technologies such as Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data, Artificial Intelligence and Augmented Reality (AR).
Participants at the summit.
Delivering the opening speech, Chairman of the Municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung said that on August 1st, 2018, the Prime Minister approved the Viet Nam smart sustainable city development project in the period of 2018-2025, oriented towards 2030.
The project aims towards facilitating green growth and sustainable development, bringing into full play its potential and advantages, enhancing the efficiency of the use of resources, taking maximum advantages of natural resources and human resources, improving living standards, ensuring conditions for organizations and individuals to effectively research, invest, build, and manage smart city, minimizing potential risks, improving the efficiency of state management and urban services, and strengthening competitiveness of the economy and international integration.
According to Chairman Chung, Ha Noi is one of the largest megacities in the world in area and population. With the rapid urbanization and population growth, Ha Noi is facing with many issues relating to planning, traffic jams, security, healthcare, education, energy, housing development, and environmental pollution treatment, etc.
Thus, Ha Noi desires to build a smart city which brings convenience, safety and hospitality for local residents based on the application of key technologies of the fourth industrial revolution.
Chairman of the Ha Noi People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung presents a gift to Mrs Yvonne Chiu – Chairwoman of WITSA
Besides, Chairman Chung mentioned that Ha Noi also set the target of building smart city. The implementation of the target in the context of the fourth industrial revolution asks leaders, managers and technology experts to choose appropriate ways and steps to build the city in an effort to improve the quality of living environment and stimulate the growth and the socio-economic development.