Bao Loc’s silk weaving business is key to the economy of Lam Dong province (Photo: bizlive.vn)


Lam Dong (VNA)
An exhibition displaying smart city products and solutions opened on December 24 in Da Lat city of the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong.

The event formed part of activities celebrating the city’s 125th establishment anniversary.

It provides an opportunity for organisations, enterprises and individuals to meet, exchange experiences, introduce new technological solutions and promote the development of technological and communication applications to meet the province’s socio-economic development demands.

There are 20 stands representing domestic and international enterprises, and some of which exhibit IT products used to construct a smart city. The rest showcase advancements in high-tech agriculture and Da Lat’s representative food and agricultural products.

On the occasion, the province will pilot a Tourism Information Port, City Planning Information Port, Smart Lighting System and Public Wifi System as part of its plan to construct a smart city.

The Tourism Information Port and smart tourism mobile application have been implemented in 100 percent of tourism businesses within the province. The application will connect tourists, locals, businesses and administrative organisations. Tourists only need smartphones or internet-connected computers to conveniently search for information about tourism destinations, accommodations or recommended restaurants in Da Lat city.

The City Planning Information Port, launched by Vietnam Posts and Telecommunications Group, provides public information about the city’s land use plans. The city has also completed the installation of a smart lighting system in Hoa Binh – Da Lat market and the area around Ong Dao bridge and Lam Vien Square. The lights are integrated with a free wifi system and security cameras.

Aside from the smart city plan, the province will also push on with agricultural restructuring, forest management and protection, and attracting investment into farm produce processing and environmentally-friendly manufacturing.–VNA