A corner of Da Nang city (Photo: VNA)
The Central city of Da Nang is poised to complete the building of a smart city connected with the networks of smart cities in the country and in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region by 2030.
To that end, the local authorities are enhancing the application of information technology (IT) as the tool to promote administrative reform, effectively serve management activities and meet the demand of people, organisations and enterprises.
Da Nang aims to maintain its position as one of leading localities in the nation’s index rankings of readiness for the development and application of information and communications technology (Vietnam ICT Index), and of e-government.
Under a plan of actions to realise the goals, the city has defined five spearhead sectors, one of which is to develop information technology, electronics and telecommunications as part of the digital economy.
The city will upgrade the local e-government architecture framework to be compatible with the national e-government architecture framework (version 2.0) after the Ministry of Information and Communication approves and promulgates the framework.
Accordingly, Da Nang will build a synchronous telecom infrastructure system along with regional and inter-regional core networks, and expand the 5G mobile service to cover the entire city and broadband connection to enterprises and households.
Other tasks include upgrading the e-Government platform; completing the Local Government Service Platform (LGSP); connecting with the National Government Service Platform (NGSP) for sharing data with ministries and central agencies; and putting into operation a data service portal to provide the municipal government’s information to the public and businesses.
The city aims to have at least 30 percent of online public services use digital signature in administrative procedures, and have 100 percent of public services performed online at third- and fourth levels.
During 2021-2025, the city will get itself ready in terms of infrastructure and database for the full implementation of smart city and connection with ASEAN smart city network. The city will continue to promote the use of technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) in enterprises and society.
Da Nang was the first city in Vietnam to launch an e-Government system in 2014, and transferred the system to 16 cities and provinces in 2016.
The city’s IT infrastructure was available for smart connections for air control, water, garbage, meteorology and energy agencies. It could also provide earthquake and tsunami warnings, and data on flooding, erosion, sewage management and food safety.
Last year, Da Nang topped the Vietnam ICT Index for the 11th consecutive year, and won ICT awards of the Asian-Oceanian Computing Industry Organisation (ASOCIO).VNA