Smart city development is an important way for Vietnam to take advantage of the opportunities of the fourth industrial revolution and towards sustainable development for each country. High-level Forum on ASEAN Smart Cities 2020 took place on the afternoon of October 22, Head of the Central Economic Commission Nguyen Van Binh evaluated the fourth industrial revolution that dramatically changed the face of cities. The process of urbanization and digital transformation takes place rapidly all over the world.
Prime Minister spoke at the forum He leads 55% of the global population to live in cities and forecasts that about 70% of the global population will choose cities to live in by 2050. Cities generate about 80% of global GDP. but it is also responsible for 70% of CO2 worldwide. According to Mr. Binh, urbanization brings opportunities for socio-economic development but poses many challenges. From the huge resource consumption, negative environmental impacts to the overload of technical and social infrastructure systems. From these reasons, he believes that the need for sustainable smart urban development is essential. According to him, the process of urbanization and digital transformation helps countries increase the efficiency of resource use, limit negative impacts on the environment and reduce the load of technical and social infrastructure systems.
Smart city development is an important way for Vietnam to take advantage of the opportunities of the fourth industrial revolution and towards sustainable development for each country. Minister of Construction Pham Hong Ha said, “Under the direction of the Government and the Prime Minister, from now until 2025, we will support, gather resources and guide to build six urban areas. minh represents 6 economic regions and on that basis, we will summarize, learn from experience, replicate the comprehensive development of smart urban system in Vietnam ”. Speaking at the forum, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said that smart urban development is really a “big game”, in which there should be “fellow players” with vision and potential, towards the humanism is a happy life, comprehensive human development, environmental protection and sustainable development of urban ecosystems. Vietnam determines that smart and sustainable urban development is a breakthrough direction to contribute to enhancing national competitiveness.
“Smart urban development must be closely linked to strong information infrastructure, build e-government, move towards digital government in the industrial revolution 4.0 and urban development in Vietnam. Smart urban development must be based on consideration of opportunities and risks, challenges associated with local needs and capacities, not following the movement, step by step, selective, according to the itinerary. “, The Prime Minister emphasized.
The head of the Government emphasized that localities, along with the development of smart gadgets, should focus on building a smart database platform for making smart decisions; promote smart city management planning and solutions; attracting a strong participation of the private sector, promoting its capacity to innovate and create; create a strong spillover effect. “Smart cities must be urban areas created by people and businesses, and have good social relations, preserving and promoting good cultural traditions, human relationships with human beings. Literature ”, the Prime Minister expressed his opinion.