Measures discussed for HCM City smart urban development hinh anh 1At the seminar held on June 7 (Photo: VNA)
HCM City (VNA) – The Ho Chi Minh City Institute for Development Studies (HIDS) and Vietnamese – Germany University (VGU) held a scientific seminar on June 7 to discuss opportunities and integrated management towards building a smart city.

HCM City’s smart city development project is expected to improve management via “open data” system and new tools such as the concentrated management centre, the centre for database and cyber security, and the simulation centre.

Additionally, a start-up ecological system and an innovative urban area also attract the involvement of the public and businesses.

HIDS Vice Director Nguyen Van Trinh said the institute is building a simulation centre for strategic forecast, thus offering reference to the city in socio-economic development.

It is also studying a project on developing the eastern city into an innovative urban area covering districts 2, 9 and Thu Duc.

Nguyen Ngoc Hieu from the VGU said the digital government building and integrated management of land and construction data are proper ways which need the involvement of businesses and universities.

He also asked localities in the city to step up infrastructure investment collaboration.

Experts at the event delivered reports on co-running geographical space database and the role of sharing data on geographical space, building a system for forecast and early warning of flooding risk in the city, sustainable management of rainwater drainage, among others.-VNA