A white paper recently published by Asia-focused management consulting firm Solidiance highlights key initiatives taken by Vietnam to develop smart cities in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi. Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi are facing increasing population growth driven by rapid urbanization and will need to make substantial changes to promote sustainable living. Over the last decade, the urban population in Vietnam has grown at an average of nearly 3% a year – the fastest in Southeast Asia – with Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City growing 3.8 per cent and 4% per year, respectively. Increasing population density is also adding pressure to aging infrastructure and is impacting the environment. In an effort to reduce these urbanization challenges, the Vietnamese Government is moving towards a growth model that promotes an ecological balance between public health and safety and infrastructure and urban development. Smart city developments are seen as a necessary component to push for sustainability in urban cities, along with better public transport, green spaces, and green buildings.

source : https://vietnaminsider.vn/vietnam-active-in-smart-cities/

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