Vietnam Smart City Award launched

Tuesday, 2020-09-08 13:17:37
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Online press conference to launch Vietnam Smart City Award 2020.
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NDO – On September 7, the Vietnam Software and IT Services Association (VINASA) officially launched the Vietnam Smart City Award 2020.

The award promises to contribute to accelerating the construction and development of sustainable smart cities in Vietnam along with the process of national digital transformation, the realization of goals, orientations, as well as the Party and State's guidelines and policies. The Vietnam Smart City Award will be held annually starting from 2020.

The Vietnam Smart City Award 2020 aim to honour and encourage the units that have been contributing to the smartization of cities in Vietnam, thereby, strongly promoting the development of smart cities in Vietnam. The award also creates a driving force for technological innovations in parallel with innovation of mechanisms and policies to help cities quickly become valuable, vibrant and competitive cities, with sustainable development.

The award will be awarded to four groups of subjects, including: Cities belonging to six types of urban centres of Vietnam according to the provisions of Decree No. 42/2009 / ND-CP; Real estate projects, urban areas and smart buildings; Business parks; and Technology solutions for smart cities, real estate projects and industrial zones.

The units participating in the Vietnam Smart City Awards 2020 will undergo three rounds of evaluation and voting, including preliminary selection; presentations and actual assessment; and general selection.

The evaluation council is comprised of prestigious and highly qualified experts from the Ministry of Construction, the Ministry of Information and Communications, the Ministry of Science and Technology, and senior experts in the fields of planning, architecture and construction, management, socioeconomics, technology, telecommunications, innovation startups, and journalism.

Chairman of VINASA Truong Gia Binh said that smart cities are one of the best ways to serve people and businesses. “The Smart City Award has been organised to encourage and motivate the building of smart cities in Vietnam. This will also be an important launch pad to promote economic and social development”, VINASA Chairman said.

The Vietnam Smart City Award 2020 will receive applications from now until October 10. The awarding ceremony is expected to be held on November 17, on the occasion of the 2020 Vietnam Smart City Summit.