At the workshop (Photo: VNA)

Can Tho (VNA) –
Connecting smart cities is considered an effective solution to addressing urbanisation and development challenges in the Mekong Delta, experts said at a workshop in Can Tho city on September 4.

The event was held by the UK’s Salford University and the Dragon-Mekong Institute of Can Tho University under the Researcher Links programme of the Newton Fund.

Participants discussed smart city initiatives, including the internet of things (IoT), cyber physical systems and ambient intelligence, meaning electronic environments that respond to the presence of humans.

They suggested setting up links between research institutes and businesses from Vietnam and the UK to improve urban areas.

Professor Hisham Elkadi from Salford University said the key to solving urbanisation problem is developing based on Industry 4.0 and IoT.

Meanwhile, Ngo Ba Hung from Can Tho University presented an overview on smart cities based on Big Data, which means all infrastructure such as roads, electricity and water systems are operated via high technology.

He recommended prioritising ensuring cyber information security via building a computer emergency response team.-VNA