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Hanoi, Da Nang, Ho Chi Minh City score wins at Smart City Awards 2023

Hanoi, Da Nang, Ho Chi Minh City score wins at Smart City Awards 2023

Friday, December 01, 2023, 14:02 GMT+7
Hanoi, Da Nang, Ho Chi Minh City score wins at Smart City Awards 2023
Representatives of provinces and cities with outstanding achievements receive awards at the Vietnam Smart City Awards 2023. Photo: Supplied

Hanoi, Da Nang, and Ho Chi Minh City were honored at the Vietnam Smart City Awards 2023 on Thursday.

Hanoi brought home the title of ‘Startup - Innovation - Creativity’ for its work on building a database that will be a new resource to turn it into a smart city as well as issuing an open data set aimed at benefiting state agencies, residents, firms, and organizations.

The Vietnamese capital city is stepping up its efforts to deploy digital infrastructure and data centers.

Director of the Hanoi Department of Information and Communications Nguyen Viet Hung represents Hanoi to receive an award at the Vietnam Smart City Awards 2023. Photo: Supplied

Director of the Hanoi Department of Information and Communications Nguyen Viet Hung represents Hanoi to receive an award at the Vietnam Smart City Awards 2023 in Hanoi, November 30, 2023. Photo: Supplied

Ho Chi Minh City was honored for its use of a smart electronic toll collection system in infrastructure, buildings, and public utilities at seaports.

The implementation of this system resulted from city’s efforts to apply information technology to state governance.

Ho Chi Minh City honored for smart application at the Vietnam Smart City Awards 2023. Photo: Supplied

Ho Chi Minh City was honored for smart application at the Vietnam Smart City Awards 2023. Photo: Supplied

The awards ceremony, organized for the fourth time by the Vietnam Association for Software and IT Services, also lauded the coastal city of Da Nang for its outstanding achievements in smart public service, infrastructure management, smart environment management, and its appeal to innovative startups.

Notably, Da Nang was named an 'excellent city' thanks to its smart urban construction and development.

Southern Tay Ninh Province was hailed for its intelligent operation.

The Vietnam Smart City Awards 2023 was launched on July 20, covering three categories: smart cities, smart real estate projects, and digital solutions for smart cities.

The annual awards, initiated in 2020, are meant to honor cities and provinces, real estate developers, and tech firms for their contributions to building smart and sustainable cities in Vietnam.

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Tieu Bac - Pham Tuan / Tuoi Tre News

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