Ian Gibbons, Consul General of the UK in Ho Chi Minh City ( L) and director of the HCMC’s Department of Transport, Tran Quang Lam hands over agreements. (Photo: VNA)

HCMC, UK cooperate in smart city building

A Memorandum of Understanding for a project of using smart ticket system for the city’s public transport network was signed between the HCMC’s Department of Transport, the municipal Construction Department and the Consulate General of the United Kingdom in Ho Chi Minh City on July 17.
Secretary of the HCMC Party Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan delivers a speech at the meeting. (Photo by Viet Dung)

HCMC wants to be equal to developed nations in telecommunications infrastructure

Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) should offer 5G technology citywide in 2022 at the latest so that its telecommunications infrastructure would be equivalent to developed urban areas like New York City, asked Minister of Information and Communications Nguyen Manh Hung in the working session with the HCMC People’s Committee yesterday on information and communications development from 2019 – 2020.
Politburo member and Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee, Nguyen Thien Nhan at the meeting (Photo: SGGP)

HCMC wishes to make drones

Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee asked the Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) to allow it to experiment new products in the Saigon Hi-tech Park and Quang Trung Software City including drones, driverless cars, organic waste treatment technologies, Artificial Intelligence (AI) in medical check-up and smart traffic control.
Reduction in CNG supply will seriously affect operation of buses in Ho Chi Minh City. (Photo: SGGP)

City’s CNG buses afflicted due to possible cut in gas supply

Ho Chi Minh City has determined to invest in compressed natural gas (CNG) buses to replace diesel engine ones so as to not only develop public transport but also help to protect the environment. However, as gas supplier ‘threatens’ to cut CNG supply, the city’s policy might be interrupted and buses using gas will face several difficulties.
The e-Cabinet paperless meeting system and a smart reminder application have been kicked off in HCMC on June 25. (Photo: VNA)

HCMC moves to paperless government

The People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City announced on June 25 that it will use an e-Cabinet paperless meeting system and a smart reminder application to save administrative time and costs