HCMC – The HCMC government has cut a deal with Vietnam Posts and Telecommunications Group (VNPT) to deploy a series of digital transformation projects in the 2022-2025 period, toward building a sustainable smart city.
The cooperation is aimed at speeding up the city’s digital transformation and developing e-governance and digital economy, heard a signing ceremony on September 6.
Addressing the event, HCMC Chairman Phan Van Mai said the city aims to see the digital economy contribute some 25% to its gross regional domestic product by 2025. The partnership with VNPT is expected to accelerate digital transformation and develop HCMC into a smart city.
Under the deal, the two sides will closely cooperate to build digital infrastructure and platforms, ensure cyber security and ramp up information technology manpower for HCMC.
As for e-governance development, VNPT will establish data systems for various fields so that HCMC can develop a big data source. Apart from forming a smart monitoring system for the municipal government, VNPT will upgrade communication channels between the authorities and residents and businesses.
In addition, VNPT will join hands with the HCMC Cybersecurity Center and the municipal Department of Information and Communications to adopt cybersecurity solutions to protect the municipal government’s data systems.
To speed up the city’s digital economic development, the group will employ numerous digital solutions to drive up HCMC’s spearhead sectors such as commerce, logistics and transport.
VNPT pledged to develop mobile telecom infrastructure and provide the city with fast broadband to create a firm foundation for the digital transformation of industries.