Smart city is a new concept in Vietnam and needs to research so that it is compatible with the national situation and focus on sustainable development.
That was the request from Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc to concerned ministries to develop a set of standards for the development of smart cities and implementation guidelines.
Accordingly, the ministries of information and communications and Ministry of Construction to work together and develop a set of standards for smart cities. The standards should be ensured that the implementation is practical and investment is efficient.
Most 36% of the population of Viet Nam lives in urban areas at present and it is expected to rise to 40% by 2020. Therefore, to develop smart cities has needed to minimize the pressure on traffic and transport, air quality and health care.