Citizens are declaring tax information online. Photo by Cao Thang

HCMC basically finishes common database for smart city project

After 18 months carrying out the project ‘Transforming Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) into a smart city’, the municipal authorities have successfully finished the first stage of constructing the shared database, the urban monitoring center, and the simulation and forecast center. Among them, the common database is one of the most important foundations to determine the success of the other two.

Le Hong Phong High School for the Gifted

Innovative model ‘smart school’ in HCMC needing more resources

In the conference ‘The application of 4.0 technology into building a smart school in Ho Chi Minh City’, held by Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) Department of Education and Training on March 27, leaders of many high schools stated that the model ‘smart school’ would have very positive effects on learners. Yet the feasibility of this model is questioned as there is a serious lack of finance for sufficient educational equipment to use in this kind of school.

An elevated section of HCM City’s Ben Thanh – Suoi Tien metro line runs along Hanoi Highway. (Photo: VNA)

HCM City seeks more funds for metro lines 1, 2

Ho Chi Minh City’s authorities have proposed increasing capitalisation for the city’s first two metro lines as the projects continue to face a capital shortage.