Finland shares experience with the southern province of Binh Duong in developing a smart city and innovation ecosystem during a workshop on June 27. (Photo: baobinhduong.vn)

Binh Duong (VNA) – Finland shared experience with the southern province of Binh Duong in developing a smart city and innovation ecosystem during a workshop in the provincial capital of Thu Dau Mot on June 27.

The workshop aims to introduce Finland’s successful models in developing smart cities and innovation ecosystems, particularly in terms of smart operation and infrastructure. Furthermore, through the workshop, Finnish experts will identify key elements for the adoption of proper solutions to support the province in this matter.

Speaking at the event, Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Mai Hung Dung lauded Finland as a global leader in innovation. The country has been in the Top 10 performers on the Global Innovation Index (GII) and the Global Competitiveness Index (GCI) for years, he said, adding that the Finnish success in economic growth and fostering sustainable development through innovation is a valuable example for Binh Duong.

Dung also spoke highly of the long-standing friendship between the two countries, which would aid cooperation between Binh Duong and Finland.

During the workshop, speakers shared experience in developing a smart city and innovation ecosystem with a focus on innovating the industry for economic growth, delivering friendly and convenient services to people and enterprises and building a city of innovation.-VNA