The Provincial People's Committee and AIC Group co-organized a conference on smart urban construction in the province and smart urban administration center models on August 7 afternoon.
Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee Nguyen Manh Hien addresses the conference
According to a representative of AIC Group, smart urban areas are an inevitable trend. They help people access essential facilities, such as contributing ideas to authorities; reporting the status of traffic, the environment, and health; looking up and using online public services; accessing medical maps to find the nearest medical facility and pharmacy information; making checkup appointments; etc.
A smart urban administration center includes sub-centers for education, public transport, health, network security, travel, urban management, etc.
Through the center, one can direct preparations and manage meetings, plans, and policies to limit papers and save time.
Smart urban construction needs synchronous measures like fact finding, thereby perfecting the legal basis, working out sets of standards, processes, forms, instructions for information update, etc.
Representatives of some departments said that it was necessary to conduct surveys and set a specific roadmap on the basis of the available infrastructure.
Smart urban construction is indispensable but should be applied in sync in each region and management system of departments and sectors.
Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee Nguyen Duong Thai assigned the Department of Information and Communications to propose steps to soon realize the smart urban construction plan.
The Departments of Finance and Planning and Investment should soon prepare resources for execution.
Smart urban construction should be included in tasks to be implemented in 2020.
In his speech to conclude the conference, Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee Nguyen Manh Hien affirmed that the Provincial Party Committee's Standing Board had decided to build smart urban areas and apply information technology to direction and administration.
While they cannot be done on an overall scale, it is necessary to carry out each part, first at the Departments of Information and Communications, Health, and Education and Training. The remaining departments, sectors, and localities should study for application in a number of fields.
The Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee assigned the Provincial People's Committee to arrange funds for implementation. Departments, sectors and localities proposing early construction will be prioritized to get financial support for execution.