Da Nang aims to drive growth with smart city plan

Wednesday, 2019-10-23 16:06:23
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Da Nang Chairman Huynh Duc Tho speaking at the summit (Photo: VGP)
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NDO - Vietnam’s central city of Da Nang has determined its smart city project as a key driver of socio-economic development in the future, in addition to a transition to technology-based city management.

The statement was made by Da Nang Chairman Huynh Duc Tho at the Smart City Summit 2019, which took place in the city on October 23.

He said that Da Nang already approved a smart city development plan for 2018-2025 with a view towards 2030.

The city mayor added that the summit is an good opportunity for the city’s agencies and domestic and foreign experts to discuss the models, solutions, technologies and policies in order to successfully build a smart city.

In addition to Da Nang’s smart city plan, the participants at the summit reported on smart city trends in ASEAN, Malaysia’s experience in smart city building and public-private partnership in smart city building.

There was also an in-depth discussion session on leaders’ visions in smart city development and the core components in building, developing and operating a smart city.

The Smart City Summit 2019 was jointly held by the Da Nang government and the Vietnam Software and IT Services Association, with the participation of the ASEAN Chief Information Officer Association and the Asian-Oceanian Computing Industry Organisation.

The summit saw the attendance of 500 delegates who are city leaders, scientists and IT leaders.