A corner of Hue city (Photo: VNA)

Thua Thien-Hue (VNA) –
The central province of Thua Thien-Hue has decided to spend 325 billion VND (nearly 14 million USD) to carry out a project on development smart urban services to 2020, with a vision to 2025.

The project aims to streamline urban management, offer convenient and quick public services, and improve the environment.

The province envisions that it will reach the same standards of health care, education and tourism services as those available in smart cities in the region and the world by 2025.

According to Chairman of the province’s People’s Committee Phan Ngoc Tho, Thua Thien-Hue has defined 15 priority tasks on building necessary technical and social infrastructure for a smart city, attracting investment in developing smart city and encouraging residents to approach smart urban services.

The Chairman said the provision of smart urban services is based on the foundation of e-government. Thua Thien-Hue is one of the leading localities in the country in terms of administrative reform and building e-government.

At present, the province’s public service portal has provided 1,349 public services at level 2, 530 services at level 3 and 404 services at level 4. A number of agencies have provided all their services at level 3 and 4, including the Department of Education and Training, the Department of Science and Technology, the Department of Planning and Investment, the Department of Health and the Department of Information and Communication.

Thua Thien-Hue has put into operation the provincial public administrative centre and centres for nine districts, towns and Hue City. Its administrative portal has inegrated administrative offices at provincial, district and communal levels, enabling the system to process nearly 400 administrative procedures on line.

In the time ahead, the provincial People’s Committee will push forward the application of information technology and the integration of all software used by local agencies and public offices, while continuing to build the local e-government structure in line with the province’s IT application and development blueprint to 2020.-VNA