RoK to help Hue in building smart cultural and tourism city

Thứ Ba, 24/05/2022, 20:34

PSNews - Recently, the Municipal People’s Committee of Hue in central Thua Thien-Hue province, and the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) on May 23 jointly kicked off a project to build Hue city of culture and smart tourism.

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Source: Thua Thien Hue Provincial People's Committee.

As reported, the total investment of the five-year project (2021-2025) “Hue culture and tourism smart city development” is USD 14.8 million, in which, KOICA supports the development of the project with the aim to improve public management capacity in the field of tourism related to the transformation of the tourism industry towards developing the economy, ensuring a sustainable environment and society.

The scope of the project is the park area on both banks of the Perfume River, from Da Vien Bridge to Truong Tien Bridge.

In detail, the primary goal is to develop a smart tourism information system, build an urban cultural tourism centre, and expand the pedestrian zone network to span throughout the former imperial city. Investors will install smart lighting systems and surveillance cameras along the banks of the Huong (Perfume) River.  

Addressing the launching ceremony, Ahn Min-sik, consul general of the RoK in Da Nang, emphasised that over the years, the centrally-run city has co-operated alongside KOICA to deploy a range of important projects on the city’s master plan, with the aim of expanding green space for tourists and local residents.

The project is anticipated to put forth technical solutions to help visitors gain greater access to useful information about the city, he said.

Nguyen Van Phuong, chairman of the Thua Thien - Hue Provincial administration, underscored the importance of the smart city development project in enhancing the quality of people’s lives, as well as tourism services, aiming to turn tourism into a key economic sector of the locality.

By L.B