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Prime Minister: Smart city development needs to consider opportunities and risks


According to Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, smart city development is an important growth channel of the country, but not so that it should follow the movement. Opportunities and risks should be considered, associated with local needs and capacities.

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc visited the exhibition in the framework of the event

The ASEAN Smart Cities Summit & Expo 2020 (ASEAN Smart Cities Summit & Expo 2020) officially opened in Hanoi on the afternoon of October 22.

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc attended and spoke at the event. Attending the event were Mr. Nguyen Van Binh, Head of Central Economic Department; Head of Government Office Mai Tien Dung; Minister of Information and Communications Nguyen Manh Hung; Minister of Construction Pham Hong Ha; Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Tran Hong Ha; Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh, together with leaders of ministries, branches, localities and many enterprises.

The High-Level Forum session was also attended by many international delegates who are high-level representatives from ASEAN countries and 26 smart cities through online forms.

Build smart cities towards sustainable development

Prime Minister: Smart city development needs to consider opportunities and risks
Mr. Nguyen Van Binh, Head of Central Economic Committee delivered the opening speech

Speaking at the opening of the event, Mr. Nguyen Van Binh, Head of Central Economic Department, said that the urbanization process and digital transformation are happening rapidly around the world. In the ASEAN region, more than half of the population is currently living in cities and the urbanization process continues to be strong. Urbanization offers opportunities for socio-economic development, improvement and enhancement of people’s lives, but also poses many challenges from increasing population concentration such as huge resource consumption. negative impacts on the environment and overload of technical and social infrastructure systems.

In the context that the Covid-19 pandemic is still going on and its negative impacts globally, the effects of climate change are becoming more and more evident, especially for coastal countries, leading to development requirements. Sustainable smart cities are essential. “The big question is, how can urbanization and digital transformation help countries take advantage of opportunities for socio-economic development, while at the same time increasing efficiency. resources, and limit negative impacts on the environment and offload technical and social infrastructure systems? ”

According to the Head of the Central Economic Commission, to help answer this question, in 2018, the ASEAN Smart Cities Network (ASCN) was created as a forum for cooperation among cities in the 10 countries. ASEAN member states, towards the common goals of smart and sustainable urban development with 26 member cities.

Prime Minister: Smart city development needs to consider opportunities and risks
Delegates attending the Forum

This year’s forum, titled “Smart City towards community, identity and sustainable development for a cohesive and proactive ASEAN”, aims to promote diversity in unify; promote active participation and solidarity among members; advance agendas with non-bloc partners; promote private sector participation and maintain and develop ASCN dialogue.

Head of the Central Economic Committee also affirmed: “Smart city development is an important way for us to take advantage of the opportunities of the fourth industrial revolution and towards sustainable development. firm for each country. Vietnam clearly identifies building and developing a smart city as one of the three core contents in actively participating in the fourth industrialization (besides developing digital economy and building e-government towards major progress. numbering). These are also the topics that the Senior Forum and the symposiums this year focus on discussing.

Smart urban construction cannot follow the movement

Prime Minister: Smart city development needs to consider opportunities and risks

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc at the ASEAN Smart Cities 2020 Forum

Speaking at the ASEAN Smart Cities 2020 Summit, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc affirmed Vietnam’s determination through many policies, policies and action plans issued in the past time. .

The Prime Minister affirmed that, as an active member of ASCN (established in 2018) as well as deeply aware of the trends of the times, Vietnam has made many policies and efforts to develop smart cities. Vietnam considers building a smart city as one of the three core tasks in the national digital transformation process of the 4.0 industrial revolution; sustainable smart urban development to 2025 and vision 2030 based on smart planning associated with smart management, providing smart utilities, facilitating transactions between government – people and home invest.

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said that smart urban development is a “big game”, in which there should be “fellow players” with vision and potential, towards the human goal, a happy life. , comprehensive human development, environmental protection and sustainable development of urban ecosystems. “Vietnam has determined that smart and sustainable urban development is a breakthrough direction to contribute to enhancing national competitiveness,” the Prime Minister said.

In order to be able to build a smart city, the Prime Minister emphasized many contents, namely: developing a smart city must be closely linked with a strong information infrastructure, building e-government, moving forward. Weights in Industry 4.0 and the process of urban development in Vietnam.

Smart urban development must be based on consideration of opportunities and risks, challenges associated with local needs and capacities, not following the movement, step by step, selective, according to the roadmap. .

Approaching smart cities in an efficient direction, inheriting and promoting the experience of 35 years of innovation, at the same time developing the added values ​​brought about by new technologies and techniques, promoting the distinctive cultural identity. specific characteristics of the ASEAN bloc and the characteristics of the member states.

Local authorities need to focus on building an intelligent database platform for making smart decisions; promote smart city management planning and solutions. In addition, it is necessary to attract the strong participation of the private sector, promoting its capacity to innovate and innovate; create a strong spillover effect. At the same time, continue to promote scientific strategic programs, develop high-quality human resources, harmonize programs of innovation, digital transformation and sustainable smart city development. .

In a world full of unpredictable fluctuations with challenges and opportunities intertwined, the Prime Minister once again emphasized: “I want ASEAN members to improve their spirit of solidarity, determination, and real hands present five priorities of ASEAN 2020, including strengthening a peaceful environment, connecting prosperity, developing the ASEAN community and identity, promoting international partnerships and strengthening ASEAN institutional capacity ” .

Prime Minister: Smart city development needs to consider opportunities and risks
Minister of Information and Communications Nguyen Manh Hung (sitting in the middle) participated in the forum and moderated the discussion

Within the framework of the event, in addition to the High-level Forum session and an exhibition, the discussion sessions focused on the following topics: Big trends in the development of smart cities; Common vision of ASEAN countries towards smart city development; share countries’ experiences in the construction and development of smart cities and models and solutions for technology. Delegates also focused on discussions to remove barriers and obstacles for localities and businesses in the implementation of building smart cities associated with digital government.

Duy Vu

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