This award was among the 43 bestowed upon cities, enterprises, and products considerably contributing to smart city building and national digital transformation.
The Vietnam Software & IT Services Association (VINASA) organised a ceremony in Hanoi on December 1 to honour and present the Best Vietnamese Smart City Award 2022.
Da Nang also received the prizes for smart governance and management, smart transportation and logistics, start-up and innovation city, and city with smart application serving citizens and enterprises.
The city of Da Lat (in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong), Pho Yen (in the northern province of Thai Nguyen), and Dong Xoai (in the southern province of Binh Phuoc) also won the smart governance and management city award. The central province of Thua Thien-Hue obtained the start-up and innovation city award, while Thai Nguyen received the award for city with smart application serving citizens and enterprises.
Meanwhile, 34 prizes were presented to technological solutions in 17 categories, including administration, transport, environment, healthcare, agriculture, construction, and tourism. Statistics show that the 34 digital solutions for smart city building have garnered over 350 billion VND (14.3 million USD) in revenue.
In addition, the jury also selected nine outstanding solutions to grant the five-star rating. These solutions apply advanced technologies such as Big Data, artificial intelligence (AI), 3D, and virtual reality/extended reality (VR/XR) to help cities with governance and management and bring about useful experiences for residents and businesses.
The Vietnam Smart City Awards 2022, launched on August 8, attracted 148 nominations. The jury was chaired by Dr. Nguyen Quan, former Minister of Science and Technology.
VINASA Chairman Nguyen Van Khoa stated that in joining national digital transformation, provinces and cities in Vietnam are embarking on building smart cities. Meanwhile, businesses are also perfecting their technological capacity and join localities in resolving issues to accelerate smart city building and national digital transformation.
Information about the awards can be found at http://smartcitiesvietnam.com and www.vinasa.org.vn.