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Binh Duong (VNA) – Vietnam’s Becamex IDC Corporation and Japan’s Nippon Telegraph and Telephone East (NNT East) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on March 26 to build a smart city in the southern province of Binh Duong.

Under the MoU, NNT East and the Vietnam Technology and Communications Development Corporation – an affiliate of Becamex IDC will provide high-quality information technology and telecommunications services for clients in industrial parks and urban areas such as the Vietnam – Singapore Industrial Park in the province as well as localities nationwide.

Both sides will work together on workforce training, technology transfer, launching public wifi in Binh Duong new city and adjacent areas, and conducting a feasibility study on the building of the second data centre in service of local industrial and service development.

Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Tran Thanh Liem said the smart city development project is a joint effort of the State, businesses and scientists.

He added that Binh Duong has devised a strategic breakthrough programme for 2016-2021 with a focus on high-quality workforce training, technical and IT infrastructure.

The province has so far attracted over 29 billion USD in foreign direct investment, ranking second nationwide behind only Ho Chi Minh City.

The project is expected to turn the province into a trustworthy destination for investors at home and abroad.-VNA