Smart city building must focus on people centered development
10:30 | 24/10/2019

VGP – A large number of localities and experts underlined the necessity to develop people-centered development on October 23 in Da Nang at the Smart City Summit 2019. 

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Chairman of the Viet Nam Software Association Truong Gia Binh said that when the world enters the digital era, smart city represents a basic method for economic growth and converting Viet Nam into a powerful country. As 80% of the national economy relies on cities. Hence, experts often discuss city economy instead of national economy.

Smart city development must focus on national prosperity and people centered development. 

Vice Chairman of the Da Nang People’s Committee Le Trung Chinh said that since 2014 Da Nang officially launched the e-government system which offers a good foundation for smart city building. 

Since late 2018, the city officially issued the master architecture of smart city and ratified a smart city building project in the 2018-2025 period with a vision towards 2030. 

Da Nang Chairman Huynh Duc Tho said that the summit provides an good opportunity for the city’s agencies and domestic and foreign experts to discuss the models, solutions, technologies and policies in order to successfully build a smart city. 

Besides Da Nang’s smart city plan, the participants at the summit reported on smart city trends in ASEAN, Malaysia’s experience in smart city building and public-private partnership in smart city building.

There was also an in-depth discussion session on leaders’ visions in smart city development and the core components in building, developing and operating a smart city.

The Smart City Summit 2019 was jointly held by the Da Nang government and the Vietnam Software and IT Services Association, with the participation of the ASEAN Chief Information Officer Association and the Asian-Oceanian Computing Industry Organization.

The summit saw the attendance of 500 delegates who are city leaders, scientists and IT leaders./. 

By Kim Anh 


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