Danang city will invest over VND2 trillion in smart city project, aiming at turning itself into an eco-smart urban area, a hub for startups and innovation, and one of the most liveable cities in Asia by 2045.
According to Deputy Chairman of the Danang Municipal People’s Committee Le Trung Chinh, the project is being carried out to realise the Politburo’s Decree No.43/NQ-TW on the city’s development until 2030 with vision to 2045.
Le Trung Chinh said that the city will mobilize all resources to branch out local socio-economy in the future, he said, adding that it will build the smart urban area to be comprehensively connected with ASEAN smart city networks.
At the event, Nguyen Quang Thanh, director of the municipal Department of Information and Communications said the city will spend VND2.138 trillion on plans to develop Danang into a smart city in six more years, with official development assistance and private sector capital accounting for 70%.
The city will set aside VND941 billion for developing smart infrastructure and a database from now until 2020, while the remainder will be used for rendering smart versions of applications during the 2021-2025 period
At the conference, various issues were discussed among participants, including e-government and smart cities, recommendations for smart city development in Da Nang, orientations for smart city development, and the Vietnam ICT Index.
Deputy Minister of Construction Phan Thi My Linh spoke highly of Danang’s efforts in building itself into a smart city with sustainable development. As the building of a smart urban area is a complex task, she asked local authorities to join hands with the Ministry of Construction and competent agencies to implement the project.
On the occasion, the Vietnam Association of Information Processing presented a certificate of merit to the local People’s Committee, in recognition of its decade-long leading position on the Vietnam ICT Index (2009-2018).By Thien Minh