Why space is the biggest govtech sector this year

Exclusive interview of Gov Insider Asia with Graham Turnock, Chief Executive, UK Space Agency. “You, me, everyone – we are made of star stuff.” So says eminent astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, because we are more deeply connected to far-away supernovas and nebulas than we think.…

The world’s first week on Open Government

Open Gov Week is an opportunity for civil society, government, and all stakeholders to co-create transformative commitments to open governments and make them more accountable and responsive to citizens. The Week is for anyone who believes citizens should play a role in government decision-making. Different events will take…

30 provinces and cities integrating into smart cities

Smart cities cannot afford to have pollution, waste and inefficient use of energy. Therefore, science and technology will help finding solutions in recycling and use of renewable energy or solar energy. Mr. Pham Le Cuong, Director of QUACERT under the Vietnamese General Department of Standards and Quality reaffirmed…

Lack of rules slows smart city plans

A gigantic project – worth over $37 billion – to build a synchronous smart city project in northern Hanoi may have to wait some time before being realised, due to an absence of specific criteria for this type of development. Tran Quoc Thai, vice head of the Ministry…

Hanoi to become a smart city by 2030

Hanoi set the target to turn into a smart city by 2030 in accordance to the capital’s revised information and technology strategy in the 2016-2020 period. Foundations established Phan Lan Tu, director general of the Hanoi Department of Information and Communications, said that the four priority sectors chosen…

Ho Chi Minh City starts implementing smart city model

Ho Chi Minh City has officially announced the project on building the smart city for 2017-2020 with a vision to 2025. The city’s two districts of 1 and 12 will be the first to pilot the implementation of the project. The smart city model will be implemented in…

Vietnam’s German-made smart cities

Cities have played an important role in human society for centuries. But it is only recently that the majority of the world’s population has begun to live in such close proximity. The following question, therefore, comes to mind: are cities capable of coping in the 21st century? Any…

E-government still far away

One of the targets set in government Resolution 36a was to have Vietnam among the top three countries in ASEAN in OSI (Online Service Index) and EGDI (E-government development index) by the end of 2017. According to Le Duy Hiep, CEO of Transimex, having imports/exports undergo specialized inspection…

HCM City prepares human resources for smart city project

Ho Chi Minh City has approved a smart city project until 2020 period with a vision to 2025. One of the project’s priorities will be creating qualified human resources. Investment in education and training has been one of the city’s top priorities, making up around 11.7% of the…

VN ready to implement digital Government and open data

Viet Nam is now ready for the implementation of digital Government and open data, Minister and Chairman of the Government Office, Mai Tien Dung, affirmed at a January 16 workshop launching the evaluation of the level of readiness on open data and digital Government in Viet Nam. Dung…