Vietnam plans multi-billion smart cities across the country

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A model of the Thu Thiem Eco Smart City in Ho Chi Minh CIty

Vietnam seems to become the driving force for smart cities in Southeast Asia with several plans for such developments on the table.

The most spectacular is the Nhat Tan-Noi Bai project, a $4-billion smart city that will be located north of Hanoi and feature an international financial center, an ASEAN village, a culture and business center and an exhibition center.

Japan’s Sumitomo Group has been chosen to help the Vietnamese government develop what it calls “the most modern smart city of Southeast Asia.” In April, Vietnamese investor BRG Group signed a project deal with Sumitomo. This was followed by another cooperation agreement between Sumitomo, the BRG Group and the Hanoi People’s Committee for the development of the smart city project.

Another project is a smart district in Ho Chi Minh City to be developed with help from South Korea. The Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee and South Korean conglomerate Lotte Group on July 25 signed a contract for the construction of the Thu Thiem Eco Smart City in District 2.

The 7.4-hectare project in the core of the Thu Thiem New Urban Area will cost around $1.9 billion and feature a trading and finance center, hotels, an office tower and serviced and residential buildings. Construction will begin as early as next quarter and last about six years.

Yet another smart urban project is ongoing in Da Nang, Vietnam’s third-largest city. The South Korean city of Daegu will help build an integrated management center for green and smart urban management in Da Nang. The center will support the central city in applying information technology in urban management, disaster prevention, search and rescue and resilience to climate change.

Da Nang is already offering free wireless internet services with 20,000 connections for local residents and tourists at major public spaces and streets across the city. It also provides more than 1,000 on-line administration procedures, including one-stop shops, residential management, public transport and water supervision through its e-government system which will be expanded with the support of telecom group Viettel to make Da Nang even “smarter” by 2020.

 

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A model of the Thu Thiem Eco Smart City in Ho Chi Minh CIty

Vietnam seems to become the driving force for smart cities in Southeast Asia with several plans for such developments on the table.

Reading Time: 2 minutes

A model of the Thu Thiem Eco Smart City in Ho Chi Minh CIty

Vietnam seems to become the driving force for smart cities in Southeast Asia with several plans for such developments on the table.

The most spectacular is the Nhat Tan-Noi Bai project, a $4-billion smart city that will be located north of Hanoi and feature an international financial center, an ASEAN village, a culture and business center and an exhibition center.

Japan’s Sumitomo Group has been chosen to help the Vietnamese government develop what it calls “the most modern smart city of Southeast Asia.” In April, Vietnamese investor BRG Group signed a project deal with Sumitomo. This was followed by another cooperation agreement between Sumitomo, the BRG Group and the Hanoi People’s Committee for the development of the smart city project.

Another project is a smart district in Ho Chi Minh City to be developed with help from South Korea. The Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee and South Korean conglomerate Lotte Group on July 25 signed a contract for the construction of the Thu Thiem Eco Smart City in District 2.

The 7.4-hectare project in the core of the Thu Thiem New Urban Area will cost around $1.9 billion and feature a trading and finance center, hotels, an office tower and serviced and residential buildings. Construction will begin as early as next quarter and last about six years.

Yet another smart urban project is ongoing in Da Nang, Vietnam’s third-largest city. The South Korean city of Daegu will help build an integrated management center for green and smart urban management in Da Nang. The center will support the central city in applying information technology in urban management, disaster prevention, search and rescue and resilience to climate change.

Da Nang is already offering free wireless internet services with 20,000 connections for local residents and tourists at major public spaces and streets across the city. It also provides more than 1,000 on-line administration procedures, including one-stop shops, residential management, public transport and water supervision through its e-government system which will be expanded with the support of telecom group Viettel to make Da Nang even “smarter” by 2020.

 

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