(Engineering Daily)) Nguyen Anh Duong = Danang is planning to transform itself into a smart city by 2030.
Recently, the Danang People's Committee held a conference to announce the project of building a smart city in Danang in front about 200 experts, equipment suppliers, co-operation partners, and foreign partners.
Three phases of building Danang into a smart city include: Phase 1, from now until 2020, will implement smart infrastructure, platform, and data.
The total implementation expense is $40.8 million, including $23.9 million from public-private partnership (PPP) projects and $2 million in other means from the private sector.
Phase 2, from 2021 to 2025, will smarten up existing applications with a total cost of $51.8 million. In particular, PPP capital will account for $30.4 million, ODA loans for $6.5 million, and enterprises will invest $1.56 million.
Phase 3, from 2026 to 2030, will deploy IT applications on the basis of activities in the previous period.
At the seminar, Le Trung Chinh, Deputy Chairman of the Danang City People's Committee, shared about the plans to transform Danang into a smart city, the overall architecture plan of which was issued in January 2018.
"In the past 10 years, Danang City has been at the No.1 position in Vietnam ICT Information and Communication Technology Application Index. In particular, Danang achieved the highest score in IT application,” he said.