The conference on cooperation in smart city development and innovation takes place in Da Nang city on March 21 
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Da Nang (VNA) – The central coastal city of Da Nang and its partners from Finland will bolster cooperation in innovation and smart city development, heard a workshop held in the city on March 21.

The event was attended by the city’s leaders and representatives of the Da Nang Institute for Socio-Economic Development, business incubators, start-up networks in the city, the Finnish Embassy in Vietnam and experts.

Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Ho Ky Minh highlighted that the city’s project to build a smart city prioitises five areas: smart traffic, smart water supply, smart drainage, control of food safety and hygiene, and construction of a connected city.

Additionally, the application of e-government system has resulted in effective and transparent operation of the local apparatus, which can offer better information and services to residents, businesses and organisations, he said.

Meanwhile, Tom Hintsanen, director of the Finnish city Turku’s urban planning department, said that building a smart city means improving infrastructure and creating an attractive city with modern amenities, parks, schools, clean-energy houses, convenient public transport and jobs.-VNA