Viettel and the northern Hưng Yên Province sign memorandum of understanding to build a smart city. — Photo iotvietnam.com
Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — The northern Hưng Yên Province and military-run telecom group Viettel on Wednesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to build a smart city in the region between 2016 and 2025.
Under the MoU, Viettel will help draw up a master plan for smart, urban development in the province and provide technical support to develop modern information and technology facilities. It will also introduce IT applications into Hưng Yen’s socio-economic activities for sustainable development, to improve the business environment and for better state management.
Both sides have agreed to work on areas such as public administration, healthcare, education, transport, food safety, environment, clean water, tax and finance while building the smart city so that living there will be very convenient to people.
Hoàng Sơn, Viettel’s deputy general director, said the group will give priority to Hung Yen while implementing advanced technological solutions that are compatible with the province’s available infrastructure.
Nguyễn Văn Phóng, provincial chairman of the People’s Committee, said Hưng Yên will strive to use IT in all its towns and communes in 2017.
The province will also focus on promoting transparency in the public administration so that it is more competitive, modernise its tax management system and build a waste discharge observation system to protect the environment.
Hưng Yên will help Viettel expand its research activities, applications and services as well as develop network infrastructure. — VNS