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…

Vietnamese Government approves IT program for the 2016-2020 period

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has approved a target program on information technology for the 2016-2020 period, with the aim of promoting IT application in State agencies, building e-government and providing online public services from the central to local levels. The programme also aims to enhance the capacity…

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…

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…

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…