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…

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…

Phú Quốc moves towards smart city status

The first phase of a project to build a digital network infrastructure that will help Phú Quốc Island become a smart city has been completed, the Việt Nam Post and Telecommunications Corporation (VNPT) has announced. VNPT general director Phạm Đức Long said the corporation has completed a project…

Hanoi enlists Japanese help for $4 billion smart city development

On June 5, the Hanoi People’s Committee, BRG Group, and Sumitomo Group signed the $4-billion agreement to develop a smart city at the north of Hanoi, along the two sides of Nhat Tan-Noi Bai Highway. The agreement was signed at the Vietnamese investment promotion conference in Tokyo under…

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…