HCM City, France cooperate in anti-corruption

Vice Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Huynh Cach Mang has expressed his hope that the French Anti-corruption Agency (FAA) and the HCM City Inspectorate will cooperate with each other and exchange experience in the fight against corruption. At a reception for FAA Director Charles…

PM cracks down on land management violations

Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has called for strict punishments for organisations and individuals who commit violations in land-use and management. The PM ordered that those who commited violations in handing over, leasing land or switching land-use purposes, land registration, granting land certificate must be punished strictly. In…

US companies explore smart city opportunities in Central Vietnam

Fourteen smart city-related companies will highlight US expertise to city officials and local businesses this week. Consul General Mary Tarnowka from the US Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City joined 14 smart city-related companies in Nha Trang on December 12 for the first leg of a three-city…

Hanoi’s $4b smart city project begins in 2018

The smart city project along the Nhật Tân-Nội Bài route with investment equal to US$4 billion is expected to begin construction in the first quarter of next year. This information was disclosed at a meeting on Thursday between Chairman of Hà Nội People’s Committee Nguyễn Đức Chung, President-cum-CEO…

Binh Duong seeks partners to develop smart city

The southern province of Binh Duong plans to seek more partnerships with neighbouring cities and provinces, businesses and local and international experts to build a Binh Duong smart city, Mai Hung Dung, deputy chairman of the province’s People’s Committee, said at a press conference on November 23. Dung…

Smart city goals propel Hanoi building projects

Hanoi will focus its foreign investment attraction on transport, logistics, healthcare, education, and waste treatment in a move to become a smart city in the future. Nguyen Doan Toan, Vice Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee, said at last week’s seminar “Hanoi meets the British Business Group Vietnam…

Technology giants rush to market smart-city solutions

Technology firms, both domestic and foreign, are preparing to launch security solutions amid the ‘smart city movement’ initiated among provinces and cities. In 2011, Viettel set up a network security center in charge of protecting the group’s IT and telecommunication networks in Vietnam and 10 markets overseas. Recently,…

Vietnamese smart cities start with infrastructure

Vietnam is pursuing sustainable development in the wave of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, with a focus laid on creating smart cities. But how can such cities become smart, resilient, and more liveable? Siemens Vietnam’s president and CEO Pham Thai Lai spoke to VIR’s Thanh Tung about the path…

Assets disclosure ineffective in fighting corruption

The National Assembly’s Judicial Committee urged the Government to complete mechanisms and regulations to monitor citizens’ income, especially public servants with a focus on improving transparency and accountability. This recommendation was among many suggestions made by NA deputies to fight rampant corruption in Việt Nam during the NA…

Report: “Vietnam 2035: Toward Prosperity, Creativity, Equity, and Democracy”

The year 2015 marks 70 years since Vietnam’s Declaration of Independence, 40 years since reunification, and just short of 30 years from the launch of Doi Moi reforms, which catapulted the nation from the ranks of the world’s poorest to one of the great development success stories. Critical…