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,
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
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