|The HCM City People’s Committee signed an agreement on Thursday with Vietnam Posts and Telecommunications Group (VNPT) to develop HCM City into a smart city by 2025, with an eye towards 2030. — Photo Thanh Vũ|Viet Nam News
HCM CITY— The HCM City People’s Committee on Thursday signed an agreement with the Vietnam Posts and Telecommunications Group to develop HCM City into a smart city by 2025.
VNPT will provide information and communications technology consultancy for the project.
It will work with strategic partners to study plans for the project and offer concrete solutions, particularly with respect to the traffic system, healthcare services, education, public security, wastewater, environment, energy, and construction.
It will be responsible for building the ICT infrastructure for the smart city.
The project is urgent since the city needs quick and appropriate urban planning and management, Minister of Information and Communications Trương Minh Tuấn said.
Information security should be a priority for a smart city, he said.
People’s Committee chairman Nguyễn Thành Phong said a smart city would see the investment and business environment as well as the quality of life improve.
It would also make urban management smarter, he said.
The city would create favorable conditions for VNPT as well as other organisations and individuals to complete the smart city project, he promised. —VNS