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Vietnam attends World Cities Summit

Representatives from Vietnam and foreign delegates have exchanged strategies for the development of e-government and smart cities.

A delegation comprising officials from nine localities in Vietnam is partaking in the 8th World Cities Summit (WCS) 2022 held from 31 July to August 3 at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore to discuss how cities can emerge stronger and more resilient through prolonged and unpredictable disruptions.

 Vietnam's delegation joins the World Cities Summit 2022 in Singapore on July 31-August 3. Photos: VNA

The Vietnamese officials join global mayors, business leaders, and knowledge experts worldwide to address challenges and share integrated urban solutions as well as forge new partnerships at the event themed “Liveable and Sustainable Cities: Emerging Stronger.”

At the summit, delegates highlighted the need for cities to remain liveable, sustainable and more resilient  in these times of prolonged and unpredictable disruptions that include pandemics and climate change.

WCS,  the first full-scale get-together since 2018, draws the participation of cities, businesses and experts at the highest levels. Its agenda includes a main conference, plenaries and tracks, and other key events such as the Lee Kuan Yew World Prize Lecture, Award Ceremony, WCS Mayors Forum, WCS Young Leaders Symposium, and an expo.

Being an exclusive platform for government leaders and industry experts, the biennial WCS has been attended by over 250 global cities and supported by leaders from government, business, international organisations and academia since its inauguration in 2008.

Hugh Lim, Executive Director of the Center for Liveable Cities (CLC), a co-organiser of the WCS said the event enables to unlock access to a much wider global audience and facilitate more vibrant discussions on sustainable urban development and reimagining the future.

In the last summit held in person in 2018, representatives of Vietnamese localities exchanged visions and strategies for smart city development and e-government of Vietnam in general and of Hanoi in particular; emphasizing that smart and sustainable urban development is an inevitable trend of all major cities in the world, including Hanoi.

According to Hanoi’s leaders, the city has been determined to accelerate the process of building a smart city with a specific roadmap, taking people and businesses as the center with international cooperation to make the city livable.

 World business and governmental leaders attend the event.