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Why is smart city built in Binh Duong?

Update: 06-09-2018 | 11:33:58

With the desire to innovate and improve the quality of life for people, from March 2016 Binh Duong province has deployed the Smart City scheme, but does not apply the usual approach of public application modern technology to solve a number of issues such as transportation, energy, and e-administration that decided by studying the breakthrough models of smart cities in the world which have been successful, especially the city of Eindhoven, Netherlands. Since then, Binh Duong has learned to rise to a new height in terms of socio-economic, service oriented, and hi-tech production.

Inevitable development trend

At present, the environmental and population variability in urban areas is an urgent problem in the world, requiring innovative solutions to create a better living and working environment for children. people. More than half of the global population is now living in cities and neighborhoods, and the rate will continue to rise. One of the practical solutions that many countries in the world have been implementing is the planning of intelligent city-centered urban development, which offers strategic solutions as well as the application of modern technologies. to improve and improve the quality of life for people.

Binh Duong is building a smart city. In this photo: A new city Binh Duong. Photo: Phuong Le

In developed countries, a number of cities have been recognized as "smart" according to different criteria, such as New York in the United States, Montreal in Canada, Suwon in Korea, etc. Many countries have also announced the development. Smart cities are national strategies. In developing countries - where population and environmental issues are growing fast - building smart cities has also become a trend, as in China and India. In Viet Nam, recognizing the importance of this trend, many localities such as Hanoi, Da Nang, Ho Chi Minh City and Can Tho have announced the launch of a smart city building project.

At present, many of the world's most prosperous provinces and cities are successfully adopting a sustainable approach: First and foremost, the creation of a close and dynamic cooperation mechanism between multiple local actors (such as businesses, local authorities, people ...) to promote the collective strength and creativity of the whole community; At the same time, depending on the overall picture, the nature of the socio-economy and the strengths of the localities, together with the breakthrough objectives for a synchronous implementation; Putting people not technology is the focus, bringing mutual benefit to the parties. Binh Duong is a good example of how Vietnam is planning its socio-economic strategy toward smart cities in this approach.

Challenge and opportunity

Twenty years ago, Binh Duong made a series of breakthroughs with the industrialization strategy, bringing the province from a poorly rural locality into a typical industrial province. However, besides the achievements, Binh Duong is facing new challenges, the main cause of which is the province's economy still has to rely on traditional production, value added products Low labor, labor intensive. In order to solve the challenges positively, Binh Duong needs to transform its economy from traditional production base into a higher value-added economy, high technology production , less labor-intensive, as well as upgrading urban areas. However, this is a new direction, requiring Binh Duong to have new development methods.

Located in the Southern Key Economic Zone, Binh Duong has the initial advantages to prepare for the above-mentioned direction, which is the whole province has more than 30,000 enterprises, 29 industrial zones, infrastructure system planning scale and synchronization. In particular, Binh Duong is located in the high knowledge area of ​​the country. In the province, there are 8 universities, 7 colleges, 16 vocational schools, 45 vocational centers, and more than 120 University, College within 2 hours by car.

 

In addition, the situation in the country and the world is also opening up great opportunities for an industrial province like Binh Duong. Specifically, Vietnam is receiving a wave of global production. Meanwhile, in the world, many new development trends are opening up new directions of the times such as the Fourth Industrial Revolution (World Economic Forum 2017), the construction of intelligent cities (the territorial strategy of Singapore, the Netherlands ...). These models pose great difficulties for countries with low technological levels, but also a golden opportunity for these countries to develop.

Towards sustainable development

Based on the deep international relations of Binh Duong Province, Becamex IDC has decided to study and learn experiences in building smart cities in the world. Leaders of Binh Duong province are very interested in the smart city development model of Eindhoven (the Netherlands), which takes the model "3 houses" (State - school - enterprise) as the focus, the Together, they share their knowledge and aspirations, thereby building up the socio-economic development of the region.

Nguyen Van Hung, General Director of Becamex IDC Corporation, said the construction of smart city Binh Duong applied the model "3 houses" of the smart city of Eindhoven. The main idea came from the fact that the city of Eindhoven 20 years ago was a small and traditional industrial development, because it did not have the inherent advantages of other cities such as airports and seaports. , then they boldly launched a new development model called Triple Helix. On a technology basis, they have gradually built Eindhoven not only as a place to work but as a place to live. Eindhoven is now one of the smartest cities in the world.

After careful research on the potential and similarities of two localities, Binh Duong Province and Eindhoven City signed the agreement. On March 28, 2016, Binh Duong announced the launch of the Binh Duong Intelligent City Project, applying the "three houses" model of Eindhoven City to Binh Duong, which aims to lay the foundation of the first. for a service, high technology production, intelligent urban planning before 2021. Since then, creating a premise for Binh Duong to advance knowledge economy, welcome the trend of industrial revolution four .

According to Mr. Hung, in a smart city, data information should be freely circulated and fortunately the basic information infrastructure, optical fiber transmission line of Binh Duong is well prepared, creating Easy conditions for later development. Being a smart city will help Binh Duong attract more new businesses, residents to live and work, creating a sustainable development for the city of Binh Duong in the future.

Towards sustainable development

Based on the deep international relations of Binh Duong Province, Becamex IDC has decided to study and learn experiences in building smart cities in the world. Leaders of Binh Duong province are very interested in the smart city development model of Eindhoven (the Netherlands), which takes the model of “3-counterpart cooperation” as the focus, they share their knowledge and aspirations, thereby building up the socio-economic development of the region.

Nguyen Van Hung, General Director of Becamex IDC Corporation, said the construction of smart city Binh Duong applied the model "3-counterpart cooperation" of the smart city of Eindhoven. The main idea came from the fact that the city of Eindhoven 20 years ago was a small and traditional industrial development, because it did not have the inherent advantages of other cities such as airports and seaports. , then they boldly launched a new development model called Triple Helix. On a technology basis, they have gradually built Eindhoven not only as a place to work but as a place to live. Eindhoven is now one of the smartest cities in the world.

After careful research on the potential and similarities of two localities, Binh Duong Province and Eindhoven City signed the agreement. On March 28, 2016, Binh Duong announced the launch of the Binh Duong Intelligent City Project, applying the "three houses" model of Eindhoven City to Binh Duong, which aims to lay the the first foundation for a service, high technology production, intelligent urban planning before 2021. Since then, creating a premise for Binh Duong to advance knowledge economy, welcome the trend of the 4th industrial revolution.

According to Hung, in a smart city, data information should be freely circulated and fortunately the basic information infrastructure, optical fiber transmission line of Binh Duong is well prepared, creating Easy conditions for later development. Being a smart city will help Binh Duong attract more new businesses, residents to live and work, creating a sustainable development for the city of Binh Duong in the future.

Reported by Phuong Le – Translated by Vi Bao

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