World Bank pays attention to Can Tho’s smart city hinh anh 1Part of Can Tho City. (Photo: VNA)
The World Bank (WB) supports Can Tho’s intent to turn itself into a smart city in the Mekong Delta region, WB senior expert Hoang Thi Hoa said while working with local authorities on October 23.

Can Tho People’s Committee Vice Chairwoman Vo Thi Hong Anh shared that the city aims to modernise its urban management through promoting e-governance and resident access to public services.

As a result, local authorities and people will be more aware of changes in weather patterns and floods, she noted, adding that smart transport to enhance convenience and safety is also a priority.

The WB expert said Can Tho’s smart city model is the first in the Asia-Pacific region to gain the WB’s attention; however, careful assessments are needed to verify the project’s feasibility before any further support can be offered.-VNA