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Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Vietnam-France seminar discusses smart city development

Updated: 15:38’ - 15/04/2023
>>Conference aims at fostering joint cooperation between Vietnamese and French localities

As part of the 12th Vietnam-France decentralized cooperation conference, a seminar on building smart and digitalized cities was held on April 14 in Hanoi, which was co-chaired by Permanent Vice Chairman of the Da Nang municipal People’s Committee Ho Ky Minh and President of the Nevers Agglomeration Denis Thuriot.

Permanent Vice Chairman of the Da Nang municipal People’s Committee Ho Ky Minh speaks at the event__Photo: VNA

Speaking at the event, Minh shared the approach to smart city development in Da Nang under the pillars of infrastructure - data - intelligence, with people and organizations being placed at the center to assess its effectiveness.

For his part, Thuriot said the smart city model in Nevers Agglomeration encompasses various themes, including education, culture, safety, as well as green technology to become an even better model of waste management.

Delegates at the conference__Photo: VNA

Deputy Minister of Information and Communications Nguyen Huy Dung said his ministry always encourages cooperation and sharing of knowledge about digital transformation and transfer of modern and eco-friendly technology to Vietnam.

The Ministry pledges to continue partnering with localities in national digital transformation process, he said, adding that French companies are strong in various fields such as telecommunications, renewable energy, environment, healthcare, manufacturing, food, infrastructure and logistics services, which presents an opportunity for cooperation between the two countries’ localities.- (VLLF)

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