VIETNAM – A SOON TO BE SMART CITY CENTER
SMART IN EVERY SECTOR
E-GOVERNMENT AS THE MAIN FOCUS
A report published by the United Nations in January shows that in the past 5 years, Vietnam’s e-government development index has jumped 11 ranks, making Vietnam among the top countries with high levels of e-government development.
According to Mai Tien Dung, Minister and Chairman of the Office of the Government, the Government is very aggressive in setting themselves as an exemplar of executing digital transformation to create the best foundations and environment for enterprises to follow.
The National Committee for E-Government has been established with the aim of creating the best infrastructure to promptly serve the needs of the citizens and enterprises.
In March this year, the Government Office launched the National e-Document Exchange Platform, a move towards building a foundation for integration and sharing of national digital data. Ministries and local agencies are working on completion of the national databases on population, business registration, national land, electronic household registration and specialised data. These databases will be connected with the Platform during the 2020-2025 period with a focus on strengthening cybersecurity.
SMART LIVING AND BUILDINGS AS THE FOUNDATION OF SMART CITY
Following the fast-growing demand among young Vietnamese, smart townships in Vietnam become more popular. Indeed, property developers are incorporating technologies in their projects to build smart living environment for the citizens of Vietnam. Property developer Sunshine Group is considered as a pioneer in this revolution as it has built a series of smart homes and smart living ecosystems by applying integrated smart technology into their products. The company offers technology-based solutions that feature through Sunshine Cab App including Smart Home App and Sunshine Mart that offers cashless payment through Sunshine Online service for their residents.
Vingroup – the biggest private conglomerate in Vietnam – upgraded their 280-ha project into a dynamic smart township named Vinhomes Smarty City in the West of Hanoi in early April this year. Vinhomes Smart City will be operated intelligently a 24/7 operations centre using AI and IoT to monitor the area. It will also incorporate an intelligent elevator system, intelligent fire protection, air quality monitoring and environmental pollution warnings.
VIETNAM – PROMISING DESTINATION FOR SMART CITY
- HIGHLIGHT PROJECTS
The list of smart township is growing with projects including BRG Smart City in Hanoi, Ecopark Smart City in the northern province of Hung Yen, Dragon Smart City in the central coastal city of Da Nang, and Thu Thiem Eco Smart City in Ho Chi Minh City.
These projects promise smart and eco-friendly neighbourhoods where residents can stay in a smart urban complex that focuses on convenience, safety and integrated services within a walkable distance.
A project with the support of Mitsubishi, Vingroup and Nomura
The construction work will be carried out by Vingroup, an association of organisations including various Japanese companies such as the industrial giant Mitsubishi and Nomura Real Estate Development. Each of these has a 40% stake, while the remaining 20% is divided among minority shareholders.
This collaboration formula, which includes private companies and public entities is one of the most efficient solutions in terms of financing the enormous investment required to build smart cities. This is the case, for example, in the Japanese city of Woven, where Toyota is not only financing the work, but will also use this space to test its new models within a smart environment.
In terms of Vingroup, the agreement with the Vietnamese authorities entails an investment by the Japanese companies of one hundred billion yen -around 860 million euros- which will go towards the construction of around twenty large buildings, each with ten thousand homes, in addition to a further forty thousand. Institutional services will also be built, including schools, sports facilities, hospitals and shopping centers to service the residents. An airport and railway station may also be built in the future.
The city, which is expected to be ready by 2023, will be equipped, among other advances, with facial recognition at the access area in order to manage security, and electric and eco-friendly, autonomous, self-driving buses. The vehicles will be developed by Mitsubishi in the manufacturing plants installed in Vietnam in recent years and they will be one of the ways in which the Japanese company will recover its investment, as Nomura will do with the sale of the properties that are built.
BRG – SUMITOMO Aim in Vietnam
BRG-Sumitomo officially kicked off a $4.2 billion smart city project in Hanoi, which is the first-ever such project in the country. It consists of six main features: smart energy, smart traffic, smart governance, smart learning, smart economy, and smart life, and is expected to be completed in 2028.
According to Ms. Nguyen Thi Nga, Chairwoman of the BRG Group, the smart city will be a gateway to the capital when completed and a driving force to develop urban areas to the north of the Red River, creating many jobs and making other contributions to Hanoi’s socioeconomic development.
“The Vietnamese Government has facilitated Hanoi developing into a green and friendly capital with smart urban areas and management based on new technologies and smart infrastructure, to serve people better and create an open and friendly community,” Mr. Nguyen Duc Chung, Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee, was quoted as saying.
- SMART CITY ASIA 2021
THE ONE AND ONLY EXPO PLATFORM IN VIETNAM SPECIALIZED IN SMART CITY – ACCOMPANIED WITH GOVERNMENT LEADERS
The Smart City Asia 2021 is expected to gather 400 companies participating from local and International enterprises in a wide range of industries, plus representatives from 50+ cities and 10+ countries.
Mostly targeted visitors decision makers, making this the perfect platform for collecting qualified leads and forming new collaborations. 70% of Government Leaders will participate and join hands to contribute to Smart City Asia success