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KOICA aids Hue in developing smart city

By Nhan Tam

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DANANG – The government of Hue City in Thua Thien Hue Province has teamed up with the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) to inaugurate the KOICA project office to develop the city into a smart culture and tourism one.

The KOICA office will aid the city with the “Building a smart tourism and culture Hue City” project, which will be conducted in five years from 2021 to 2025.

The project has been deployed to put into action the projects of adjusting the Hue City general plan and detailing a plan for the two banks of the Huong River and a pilot project sponsored by the Government of South Korea since 2011.

It will develop the Da Vien cultural complex, improve the smart lighting and surveillance camera system and scale up the capacity of public administration in tourism and urban project management.

The “Building a smart tourism and culture Hue City” project will require US$14.8 million in investment, with US$13 million financed by KOICA and the rest sourced from the province’s reciprocal capital.

Ahn Min Sik, South Korean Consul General in Danang City, said that the “Building a smart tourism and culture Hue City” project, coupled with smart urban technology, will help attract more tourists and improve the urban environment.

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