Project to build Da Lat into smart city announced hinh anh 1At the ceremony (Photo: VNA)
Lam Dong (VNA) – The People’s Committee of the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong hosted a ceremony on December 25 to announce the project “Building Da Lat into a Smart City” in the 2018-2025 period.

This was one of activities celebrating the 125th establishment anniversary of Da Lat city.

Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Phan Van Da said the project’s objective is to build Da Lat into a smart city by applying information-telecommunication technology and other means in a bid to improve the lives of local residents, better the operation efficiency of the municipal administration, promote the city’s comprehensive and sustainable socio-economic development and enhance its competitiveness edge.

The building of Da Lat into a smart city will be based on four major pillars: management, the life, the environment and economy.

The project will focus on different fields such as e-government, urban planning and land management, smart lighting system, public wifi system, tourism information, hi-tech agriculture, e-learning system, e-medial record, smart parking, and e-transport tickets.

Accordingly, 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 Da Lat into 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 Viet Nam 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.

Da Lat is one of the country’s first cities to build themselves into mart cities. It now ranks 3rd out of 63 provinces and cities nationwide in terms of applying IT in building e-government.

Lam Dong province has applied smart technologies in agricultural production on 50,000 ha, equivalent to 20 percent of its total farming land.-VNA