Feb 14, 2019 / 14:53

Hanoi proceeds with building of functional centers to become a smart city

The Hanoitimes - Hanoi capital city will continue to research and implement some basic components of smart healthcare, smart education, smart environment, smart agriculture, and smart city.

Chairman of the Hanoi People's Committee Nguyen Duc Chung on February 12 signed a plan on implementing a number of basic components to advance the metropolis' plan to turn itself into a smart city.

The plan defines specific tasks, including the application of information technology (IT) in state agencies' operations, development of e-government, the IT industry, ensuring of cyber information security and other basic components of a smart city.

 
A corner of Hanoi capital city. Photo: Pham Hung
A corner of Hanoi city. Photo: Pham Hung
Specifically, Hanoi will establish a Smart Operating Center in the city, with eight functional centers namely information security and safety monitoring center, support Center for IT staff of the city, press and communication center, center for traffic supervision and crime prevention in public places, data analysis center, center for people’s feedback, center for the city’s public service management, center for handling emergency information, fire protection, search and rescue, and medical services. Some will become operational right this year.

Hanoi will also focus on developing one or two key IT centers. The Center for Smart Operation, Smart Traffic and Tourism will be established by stages. 

The capital city will keep expanding the Iparking application to handle car parking. Also a tourism portal, mobile phone application and software will be launched as part of smart tourism scheme.

Hanoi will work on a digital map on Hanoi’s tourism and infrastructure to integrate Hanoi’s tourism data, methods to support tourists to access information.

In addition, the city will continue to research and implement some basic components of smart healthcare, smart education, smart environment, smart agriculture, and smart city.