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First AI-powered socioeconomic simulation center opens in HCMC

Ho Chi Minh City on Thursday inaugurated an artificial intelligence-powered center to simulate and predict socioeconomic patterns and trends.

Minister wants HCMC to get smarter at ICT

The government has spelled out what it expects Ho Chi Minh City to do in terms of information and communications technology to become a smart city.

Saigon seeks green-light for new technology park in the east

HCMC has sought the government’s approval to build a scientific and technological park in District 9.
June 05, 2019 | 10:58 am GMT+7

HCMC to set up official databases for use by public, investors

HCMC will make data on inspections, projects, schools, health facilities, and land administration publicly available as it pursues smart city vision.
May 13, 2019 | 02:03 pm GMT+7

HCMC wants $54 billion foreign investment

Ho Chi Minh City is seeking $53.8 billion worth of foreign investment in 210 projects with a focus on infrastructure.
May 08, 2019 | 07:32 pm GMT+7

HCMC East set to become an innovation hub

The eastern part of HCMC will receive investments and policies towards making it an innovative urban area, officials say.
November 26, 2018 | 03:02 pm GMT+7

Interoperable block chain ecosystem holds key to future: KardiaChain

Start-up KardiaChain has set its sights on building an interoperable block chain system to connect various industries irrespective of their protocols.
October 31, 2018 | 05:00 pm GMT+7

HCMC tries to get smart with plans for ‘Silicon Valley’

But residents say what they need is a city that does not flood so easily with less traffic and trash on the streets.
April 12, 2018 | 09:00 pm GMT+7

HCMC in strife: Can fresh autonomy solve its problems?

Drugs, pollution and flooding are just some of the issues a new 'smart city' plan is aimed at combating.
November 29, 2017 | 11:28 pm GMT+7

HCMC starts 'smart city’ transformation, but locals have their doubts

The reality is the plan and all it promises seem a distant dream for some residents.
November 26, 2017 | 12:27 pm GMT+7

Saigon's 'smart city' plan met with skepticism by locals

'Now all we can see is a city filled with floods and trash. There is no vision for a smart city.'
October 07, 2017 | 12:00 pm GMT+7
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