Deputy Minister of Information and Communications Nguyen Huy Dung made the statement at the 2020 Smart City Summit which officially opened in virtual form on November 24.
The event features the participation of around 1,000 delegates via online platforms from 27 places of provinces and cities.
Smart cities is a development trend for all cities around the world and the Vietnamese Government has always emphasised that the development of smart cities is a breakthrough necessary to contribute to improving national competitiveness.
In addition to legal documents, Vietnam has proactively joined smart city networks in the region and around the world.
Currently, Vietnam has three cities having been the ASEAN smart city network since 2018 and nearly 40 localities implementing smart city models.
Speaking at the summit, Deputy Minister Nguyen Huy Dung said that from a policy perspective, smart cities are a place to pilot the implementation of new services, models and policies through the use of new digital technologies.
In recent years, the Ministry of Information and Communications has proactively coordinated with relevant ministries, localities and several international agencies from Singapore and the Republic of Korea to enhance smart city development, added the Deputy Minister.
The 2020 Smart City Summit is a great opportunity for management agencies, experts, speakers and enterprises from Vietnam and abroad to share and contribute their valuable experience in the building and development of smart cities.