Binh Phuoc to Become Largest Southeast Smart City

9:16:51 AM | 1/8/2019

Heading for a digital government, a digital economy and a digital society, the People's Committee of Binh Phuoc Province wants to realize the goal of successfully building the largest smart city and e-government in the Southeast region.

The e-government and the smart city of Binh Phuoc is proven to be another testament to its determination to grasp development trend, see Industry 4.0 as an unmissable golden opportunity for Vietnam to promote socioeconomic development and quickly narrow the gap with developed countries.

Realizing regional development strategy

Mr. Nguyen Van Loi, Secretary of the Binh Phuoc Provincial Party Committee, affirmed that e-government and digital government are no longer exotic issues but they are what Binh Phuoc has been doing. The smart city project for the province spots key solutions, projects, jobs and phased resources that can be tested early.

Binh Phuoc province has constructed the e-government and the smart city and coordinated and supported the construction of a smart city development framework integrated with the e-government framework according to the project approved.

In particular, to build the e-government, the province established high-speed transmission lines; reviewed electronic procedures, interconnectivity and electronic operations; built the monitoring and administration center for e-government and smart city; train high-quality human resources for the province; completed mechanisms and policies and reformed administrative procedures; mobilized resources and worked out solutions to build the Binh Phuoc Data Integration Center.

Notably, the smart city project aims to create an open ecosystem, build an action roadmap for practical needs, implement service integration into the smart urban (architectural) framework to gradually build the application ecosystem in Binh Phuoc province in the pattern that fully promotes all participants. At the same time, the project matches the development on existing application platforms with the architectural framework of smart city on the basis of updating and inheriting deployed information technology products and proposed implementing solution contents and strengths of partners.

Enhancing administrative transparency and performance

The project is also a measure to enhance administrative transparency and performance and is an important solution to improve the local investment and business environment, thus raising its Provincial Competitiveness Index (PCI) standings and developing Binh Phuoc into the largest smart city in the Southeast region.

Binh Phuoc province has built the e-government, the smart city, and coordinated and supported the construction of a smart city project framework integrated with the e-government project framework under the project approved.

In order to implement Directive 19/CT-TTg, the Prime Minister issued solutions to promote sustainable growth and development of the southern key economic region. Accordingly, the Prime Minister announced the goal of delivering sustainable economic development coupled with ensuring equality, social and political stability, harmonizing economic development and social development goals, improving the ecological environment with forest protection and development, and developing industry in association with protecting urban environment, water and air. The province strived to fulfill objectives stated in Prime Minister’s Decision 252/QD-TTg dated February 13, 2014 on the master plan on socioeconomic development of the Southern key economic region to 2020 and to 2030.

The province upholds creative innovation, robustly applies advanced technology, utilizes every opportunity of Industry 4.0, free trade agreements and investment protection agreements such as the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), the EU - Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) and the EU - Vietnam Investment Protection Agreement (EVIPA). It changes innovative thinking, promotes the spirit of self-reliance and identifies groundbreaking factors to grow up strongly, rapidly and sustainably to make practical contributions to realize regional and national development strategies.

Binh Phuoc is the largest southern province situated in the southern key economic zone. The province is an economic drive; a high-quality center of economy, trade, culture, education, health and scientific research for the region and the country; and a human resources education and training center, especially high-quality human resources. At the same time, Binh Phuoc is a leading center of science and technology transfer and application; serves as a bridge to the Mekong River Delta and the Central Highlands where the nucleus of development is Ho Chi Minh City.