Can Tho to become first smart city in Mekong Delta by 2025 (Vietnam Plus)

Can Tho, the most populated city in the Mekong Delta region, has achieved outstanding results in developing a project to build a smart city after nearly two years of implementation. 

Vo Thi Hong Anh, Vice Chairwoman of the Can Tho City People’s Committee, said the project aims to make the city to become the first smart city in the southwestern region by 2025.

A smart city enhances civic engagement in urban management, with the aim of improving competitiveness and socio-economic development, she said.

To achieve the goal, Can Tho will use modern information technology and improve State management and the quality of life, she said.

Can Tho’s agencies have many plans to achieve the goal. 

The Department of Planning and Investment is building technical platforms to develop an e-government model, while the Department of Transport has started using IT to manage urban transport services.

Two years ago, Can Tho city signed a cooperation agreement with the Vietnam Posts and Communications Group (VNPT) to develop its smart city project by 2025.

Under the project, VNPT has set up a smart city framework system, including an Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and smart city solution framework, ensuring that the solutions of all developers can run on this platform.

Can Tho and VNPT have worked to apply a range of information technologies in city administrative activities to better serve people and businesses.

Do Hoang Trung, Director of Can Tho city’s Department of Information and Communications, said the city is building an intelligent operating centre connected with information technology systems to monitor socio-economic targets and the government’s performance.

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Vietnam Plus

30 March 2020

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