30/03/2018 | 17:14:56

Hanoi seeks technological cooperation with US firms

Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung (C) speaks at the working session (Source: hanoimoi.com.vn)

US technological enterprises have proposed supporting Hanoi in building an emergency response centre, contributing to accelerating the city’s plan to turn it into a smart city.

During a working session with municipal officials in the capital on March 29, US firms mentioned emergency communication-related challenges facing Hanoi, saying that locals’ access to emergency rescue services remains limited.

They detailed an integrated emergency information centre, which will work to receive and process emergency information via a hotline number instead of the three current ones.

The centre will aid citizens through collaborative technologies, emergency rescue solutions and the building of geographic information systems in emergency management, they said.

In his speech, Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung stressed the building of e-government and a smart city is an important task for Hanoi.

The municipal authority is working to establish a database centre with eight functions, including synthesising and using a shared-network system for the whole city and one on land management, Chung said.

He noted that Hanoi has demand for security technologies and devices for the systems and their applications.

Chung called on the US Trade and Development Agency and the US Embassy in Vietnam to connect Hanoi and US leading technological firms, and promote their involvement in authorities’ efforts to develop Hanoi into a smart city.-VNA

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