A workshop on smart urban development between Vietnam and the United States took place on June 21-22 in Hanoi.
On June 21 and 22, 2007 in Hanoi, the Ministry of Information and Communications, the US Embassy in Vietnam and the United States Agency for Trade Development (USTDA) jointly organized a workshop on development cooperation in urban areas. Intelligence between Vietnam - US. The workshop was attended by Ms. Susan Sutton, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of the United States in Vietnam; Ms. Enoh T. Ebong, Acting Director of the US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) and representative of Ministry of Information and Communications is the Director of the Department of Computerization Nguyen Thanh Phuc.
At the workshop, USTDA Executive Director, Enoh T. Ebong, emphasized that a very important element needed in smart city building is Rapid urbanization is occurring rapidly across the globe, from Africa to Southeast Asia. The process of urbanization has led to many problems, many challenges for cities, provinces and nationwide.
"At present, the world is investing very strongly in the process of development and modernization. Infrastructure construction is always challenging. In preparation for the implementation of projects, it is even more difficult to mobilize finances for projects. This is exactly what the USTDA is doing. We assist our partners in planning and executing priority development projects in emerging markets. We are funding at an early stage so that emerging nations can prepare for major projects as well as for encouraging results. And this can be said to be a mutually beneficial process, "said Enoh T. Ebong.
Representatives of the Ministry of Information and Communications shared the objectives and policies of Vietnam with intelligent urban affairs, Director General of the Department of Computerization Nguyen Thanh Phuc emphasized that a key issue should be concerned when deploying construction Smart City is to ensure sustainable development of Smart City
Being the Deputy Minister of Information and Communications Nguyen Thanh Hung gave the opening speech, Director of the Department of Computerization Nguyen Thanh Phuc said that the strong development of urbanization has brought with it many challenges. It is characterized by an increase in population combined with an aging population, environmental issues, budget cuts, health issues, health and sustainable development. All these challenges have forced the urbanization process to adjust to a more sustainable, more sustainable city. This shift will make the city smarter.
One of the factors that is important for this shift is ICT. ICT is a tool for helping a city address one or more specific issues, not the development goals of the city.
"For example, talk about intelligent traffic, we often refer to the new bus, beautiful, networked, equipped with camera tracking journey. However, our goal is to have a bus system running on time, not to dock to serve the daily needs of the people of the city instead of targeting a modern bus system. with free Wi-Fi and high quality camera but often slow or docked. Therefore, the development and construction of a smarter city is not only based on technological solutions, but also on economic efficiency, meeting the needs of economic development. Assembly of each locality at each specific stage, "said Phuc.
Mr. Phuc also said that from the beginning of 2016, the Ministry of Information and Communications has promoted international cooperation to facilitate the learning of development experiences in advanced cities, important technology platforms, technical standards and review of ICT application status to identify the necessary conditions for smarter city building.
Besides, at the same time, some localities like Ha Noi, Thua Thien Hue, Lam Dong, Ho Chi Minh City, Quang Ninh, Vinh Phuc, Bac Ninh ... the development and approval of intelligent urban development schemes and schemes.
From the beginning of 2016 to now, some localities in the country such as Hanoi, Thua Thien Hue, Lam Dong, Ho Chi Minh City ... have embarked on the development of smart urban development projects
Attending the workshop on smart urban development between Vietnam and the United States, about 50 enterprises and many state agencies from provinces and cities are interested in building and deploying the city. Smart City. Representatives of the Department of Informatics - Ministry of Information and Communications said that each organization will have different views on the deployment process, enterprises pay attention to the issues of implementation solutions, the state agencies are interested in. Balance of resources and issues to be resolved.
According to the plan, there will be 7 seminars on topics such as Smart Cities Initiative, Global Challenges and Opportunities; Intelligent City and Internet Connection Network (IoT); Trends and Innovation, ...
The representative also informed that in the seminar on Smart City content in 2016, the Ministry of Information and Communication has mentioned a number of issues, including the determination of urgent issues of urban Vietnam is what to Prioritize resources, develop Smart City services.
With the Smart City Development Workshop held on June 21, 22, Nguyen Thanh Phuc stressed that a key issue to consider when developing Smart City is to ensure the distribution Smartcity development is sustainable. Vietnam is much different from other countries like Dubai, Singapore, especially in terms of limited resources. Therefore, in addition to concentrating resources to solve urgent issues, in the project and plan to build Smart City need to clearly define the mechanism to ensure the operation later, especially the problem. main.
"The government needs to scrutinize it before deciding to spend a trillion dong to build a smart transportation system, then spend more money every year to maintain and operate. The identification of funding sources for maintenance and operation needs to be set out from the outset. I suggest the state agencies in the provinces and cities should pay attention to this issue when deploying, consulting business, providing solutions need to contribute more opinions based on their experience in the world "Phuc said.
Regarding the implementation of Smart City in Vietnam, Mr. Phuc also noted the state agencies in the provinces and cities: "Research, planning Smartcity deployment gives us a total view Long-term objectives for development, but closely linked to the plans, projects, projects applying IT, building and developing e-government, building information systems, basis Data serving the government and the people. Applying IT, developing e-government will be the foundation to help create a smarter government factor, which is a core part of the Smart City Development Scheme. "
In addition to the representatives of the Ministry of Information and Communications about the objectives and policies of Vietnam with the development of Smart City, as planned, within two days of the workshop on smart urban development between Vietnam - The United States (21 - 22 June, 2017), representatives of state agencies in central provinces and cities of Vietnam and experts and businesses in Vietnam and the United States focus on discussion and discussion. Topics covered in smart urban construction include: Smart Cities Initiative, Global Challenges & Opportunities; Intelligent Cities and Internet Networks (IoT) - Trends & Innovation; Future orientation: Smart urban development in Vietnam; The connection between intelligent urban planning and intelligent transportation; Smart utilities; Services for citizens & e-government; Smart Urban Legislative Framework: Developing a long-term strategy for success; and especially the discussion on "Funding for smart technology projects and deployments" will take place tomorrow afternoon, June 22,