HCM CITY (VNS) — A convergence platform for smart city traffic will top the agenda at a seminar on "Viet Nam Information and Communication Technologies Outlook" to be held in HCM City this week.
Viet Nam and other rapidly urbanising countries need to adopt smarter solutions to manage their transport infrastructure, environment, electrical and water systems and population figures, Chu Tien Dung, chairman of the HCM City Computer Association (HCA), said.
The Internet of Things plays an increasingly important role in network connectivity for smart operation, allowing timely information processing and supporting management and forecasting for urban development.
Vu Anh Tuan, HCA's general secretary, said delegates at the seminar would discuss measures to reduce traffic congestion and accidents and improve the efficiency of traffic works.
Dung said Viet Nam is ready for deploying intelligent transport with the Ministry of Transport issuing the required regulations and creating a legal framework for it and many localities, especially HCM City, being very interested in the issue.
Many local IT companies have created these solutions and early tests have proved successful, he said.
To be organised by the HCA next Thursday, the annual seminar will see the participation of 400-500 leading local and foreign ICT experts and users, government officials, and business people.
The HCA said it would organise a function the previous day to give away awards to the country's top 5 ICT companies.
Tuan said the awards are given away every year to recognise, popularise, honour, and encourage firms in the ICT industry and to foster their competitiveness. — VNS