Accordingly, a project worth over 22 million USD is being carried out on 39.6 ha of land in the An Van Duong residential area of the city, according to Chairman of the Thua Thien-Hue People’s Committee Phan Ngoc Tho.
This project is a step towards realising the plan on developing smart city services in the province until 2020, with a vision to 2025.
The project focuses on developing information technology, virtual reality technology, and the film industry. In addition, it will connect with the historic resources that are preserved in Hue, highly-qualified human resources and the local tourism industry.
It is set to help expand existing industries by encouraging their connection with the tourism sector; step up business attraction, especially those in strategic sectors; promote the local economy and create employment chances for local people; and boost sustainable urban development through the application of smart digital technologies.
The province has also recently established a centre for smart city administration with three main functions, namely supervision, management and data analysis, with an aim to build a service-minded government and handle citizens’ feedback in a timely manner.
Since trial operations began in August 2018, the center has carried out three main functions: supervision, management and data analysis; development of a better government service; and receiving public feedback on problems relevant to construction, the environment, transport infrastructure, social order and safety, and tourism quality.
The center recently implemented a system to receive online feedback via smartphones or Facebook and other social networks.
As one of the leading localities in administrative reform and technology application, Thua Thien Hue has implemented multiple solutions to build a smart city with smart services based on e-government, according to People’s Committee Chairman Phan Ngoc Tho.