Hanoi gears towards smart, sustainable urban area hinh anh 1Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung. (Source: Ha Noi Moi)

Hanoi (VNA) – Hanoi aims to become a smart and sustainable urban area in the future, which will also help fulfill some of the city’s growing demands, said Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung.

Speaking at a symposium in Hanoi on July 13 as part of the Industry 4.0 Summit and Exhibition, Chung said, like other super urban areas in the world, Hanoi has faced challenges such as rapid urbanisation and migration flows, along with issues regarding planning, traffic, security, health care, education, energy, housing development, and environmental pollution.

A smart and sustainable urban model must ensure convenience, safety, and hospitality for residents on the basis of the application of major Industry 4.0 technologies, he said.

Amidst the robust development of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, it is necessary to seek suitable solutions and policies that support the implementation of the model, he said, stressing the important role played by human resources who are able to deal with the trickier sides of smart urban area development.

Of note, Hanoi, as well as other cities and provinces, need to roll out plans on developing strategies on digital television, digital connectivity infrastructure, cyber security, startup and innovation ecosystems, smart agriculture and tourism, and digital industry.

Opinions put forth at the event on the creation, application of, and experiences in building smart cities are expected to help Hanoi’s agencies and relevant parties complete policies promoting the development of smart urban areas that are also suitable to Vietnam’s conditions.-VNA