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Da Nang (VNA) – Chairman of the People’s Committee of central Da Nang city Huynh Duc Tho chaired an open dialogue with more than 300 local young people on March 26 to learn first-hand their ideas to develop a smart city.

The dialogue also aimed to motivate the youth’s sense of responsibility and power in building the city.

Transforming Da Nang into a smart city is the city’s proper policy in an effort to improve local living standards and building a sustainably developing and worth-living city, said Duong Quan from the Youth Union of the Da Nang University of Technology.

Quan voiced the fact that little attention has been paid to creative ideas of students at local universities and colleges in order to translate them into reality. He urged the city to provide support to nurture and develop such ideas and apply them widely.

Mai Phuoc Tuan, an IT worker of Lien Chieu district, said commune and ward-based IT workers are key to the plan but most of them hold more than one position. As a result, it is very difficult to deploy smart applications at local level, he noted. Tuan suggested the city increase the number of IT workers for communes and wards and provide them with exclusive mechanism.

At the event, many governmental agencies proposed the city ask for the youth’s help in developing smart management software in terms of demography, land management, construction management and more.

Tho listened to all opinions and answered questions of young delegates. He vowed to address the problems and create all possible conditions for the young people to develop their ideas. He called the youth across the city to take part in building the city as a modern and worth-living one.-VNA