Binh Duong continues to be honoured for having one of the world’s exemplary smart city development strategies

Despite being heavily affected by the COVID-19 epidemic in 2021, Binh Duong Province has continued to satisfy the six rigorous criteria of the ICF to be honoured in the list of 21 communities in the world with exemplary smart city development strategies (Smart 21).

Binh Duong city is the centre of the Binh Duong Innovation Zone.
Binh Duong city is the centre of the Binh Duong Innovation Zone.

After having featured in the Smart 21 list for the third consecutive time as well standing among the top 7 communities for excellent smart city development strategies in the world in 2021, the Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) has just continued to honour Binh Duong Smart Region as one of the 21 communities with exemplary smart city development strategies in the world in 2022.

Binh Duong Province is continuing to implement foundation projects and develop the next smart city development project (2022-2026), in which the focus is on innovation and Industry 4.0, smart growth.

The province continues to closely associate with Eindhoven City (Netherlands) and international organisations, determining the implementation of the Smart City Project as the goal set by the 11th Congress of the Provincial Party Committee for the 2020-2025 term.

After basically completely controlling the COVID-19 epidemic, bringing people's lives to the "new normal" state, Binh Duong quickly deployed the construction of an Overview Intelligent Operation Centre (IOC) for Smart City technology to be put into operation effectively.

Promoting and taking advantage of the advantages of technology application not only makes an important contribution to repel the epidemic, but also creates favourable conditions for the province to restore the economy, continue to fulfil the aspiration to successfully build a smart city.

In addition to promoting socio-economic development, Binh Duong is actively expanding bilateral and multilateral cooperation in many fields. The province has established bilateral cooperation relationships with 10 foreign provinces and cities and is an official member and reliable partner of many major international organizations such as the ICF; Asian Economic Cooperation Forum (Horasis) and World Trade Centre Association (WTCA).

Binh Duong is the only locality in Vietnam to have been honoured by the ICF for the fourth time, thus affirming the development direction of Binh Duong Smart City in line with global trends.