A corner of Can Tho city (Photo: VNA)
Can Tho (VNA) – The Mekong Delta city of Can Tho signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Republic of Korea’s Soon Chun Hyang University to build a smart city.

At a meeting with local leaders on December 7, Soon Chun Hyang University Vice President Kim Myoung Cheol said the model saves energy and is business-friendly, with modern infrastructure.

The smart system will include transport monitoring, natural disaster warnings, and management of public communication networks.

Vehicles joining the traffic stream will be controlled by cameras and all traffic law violations will be sent to the integrated management centre, he said, adding that drivers themselves will also be supported with safety equipment.

The smart transport system aims to reduce the number of traffic police who have to deal directly with dangerous situations, and ease traffic accidents.

The construction of the smart city prioritises green, clean energy. Solar and wind energy will be utilised in manufacturing machines and equipment, while coal and mineral energy sources will be gradually reduced to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions, contributing to countering climate change.

Businesses are expected to receive full support from infrastructure to policies and legal procedures.

Vice Chairwoman of the Municipal People’s Committee Vo Thi Hong Anh pledged to facilitate the implementation of the project as soon as possible.

The city will send experts to the RoK to study smart city models in the host country.-VNA