Smart city is the only smart choice for socio-economic development
At the ASEAN Smart Cities Summit & Expo held on October 22nd in Hanoi, FPT Corporation once again established its lead in Vietnam’s digital transformation. Such a feat was accomplished via the firm’s comprehensive approach that integrates urban digital transformation in the building of sustainable smart cities. FPT also shared its many years of experience in building IT infrastructures for the government, ministries and departments, as well as introduced its comprehensive Smart City development solutions.
ASEAN Smart Cities Summit & Expo 2020 with the theme of “Smart cities – Towards community, identity and sustainable development for a cohesive and responsive ASEAN” was co-organized by Central Economic Commission and Ministry of Construction. It aimed to boost sharing of ideas and experiences and cooperation between urban areas in Vietnam and the wider region. Among many events is a high-level forum on smart city development led by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc visited FPT's booth at ASEAN Smart Cities Summit & Expo 2020.
The event attracted over 1,500 attendees, including 500 domestic and international delegates. There were over 50 international delegates are senior representatives from ASEAN countries, 60 guest speakers with expertise in urbanization, and over 35 world-leading solution providers.
FPT Chairman Truong Gia Binh, along with high-level officials in the government, ministries, departments, and large enterprises, joined the summit’s high-level forum on “Building the foundation for smart city success”. The representatives of FPT also joined two conference sessions on “Smart urban planning and management in the urbanization and urban development strategy” and “Smart transportation in the urbanization and urban development strategy”. There was be a key report on “Disruptive trends transforming urban mobility” by FPT.
Many nations are going through disruptive transformations to become “digital economies and societies”, as prompted by the advances in digital technology, so as to improve the efficiency of management, business development, and life of their citizens. The same can be said for local communities. The current maddening pace of urbanization may result in 70% of the total population residing in cities by 2050. The building of smart cities and urban digital transformation trends can be deemed essential.
“Smart cities are the only smart solution for socio-economic development. With smart cities, businesses will have a convenient environment for digital transformation and sustainable development; the government can enable efficient management; and citizens will have the best working and living environment. Nobody is going to be left out, and this inclusive nature is what makes smart cities the socially comprehensive opportunity for everyone,” said Mr. Truong Gia Binh.
FPT showcased its 4 solution packages in e-Government, Digital Healthcare, Smart Transportation, and Security at ASEAN Smart Cities Summit & Expo 2020.
FPT leadership also believed that the building and deployment of Urban Digital Transformation and Smart City programs must not find its foundation in urban planning, but rather in social-economic development strategies, which includes the 4 key aspects of: Strategic Planning, Institutional Structure Building, Regulations, and most importantly Tech Platform Development.
What is needed is a digital platform with an interconnected real time open-source structure as its core, which plays roles as the operational center and analysis tool for the strategic planning of Urban Digital Transformation and the building of Sustainable Smart Cities. Along with the government and other authorities, private companies, communities, start-ups, and civilians can make contributions via data collection and application of Smart City solutions to create further communal services and added values.
Since 25 years ago, FPT – together with authorities, departments, and other businesses – have pioneered in applying and building IT solutions in different urban sectors namely infrastructure, Internet, education – training, healthcare, management, and so on. Moreover, over the last 10 years, FPT assisted local authorities (HCMC, Hanoi, Quang Ninh province, Ha Long City, Binh Dinh etc.) in Urban Digital Transformation and Smart Cities development. Currently, the Corp is a partner to build and operate hi-tech and education services in many smart urban areas.
FPT digital solutions focus on Smart Transportation, Smart Energy Management, e-Government, Smart Education, Smart Healthcare, and Data integration systems. Many of the Corp’s projects have brought convenience to millions of citizens.
A notable mention is the data integration and sharing platform for HCM LGSP, recently deployed by FPT and announced by the People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City in July. The system is regarded as a foundational component to the city’s e-Government Structure, and now has been connected to 22 units and systems, attracting almost 200,000 contracts and successfully integrating 6,260GB of the city data. 12 million users have since been verified and identified. The authorities now only need one human supervisor for the platform. It takes just a little over an hour to generate reports instead of over 4 days for each GB of data.
Quang Ninh province – the pioneer in e-Government in Vietnam, utilized the FPT.eGov 4.0 solution to deploy its infrastructural platform. With FPT.eGov 4.0, Quang Ninh successfully managed its e-Government database, creating a connected working environment for governmental officials, and building a modern Public Administration Center. The platform reduced commute time by 40% and saved VND 30 billion of cost in the provincial budget. At the ASOCIO 2018 held in Japan, Quang Ninh – with its e-Government system deployed by FPT, became the only Vietnamese representative to be honored in the e-Government category.
At the event, FPT showcased its 4 solution packages in e-Government, Digital Healthcare, Smart Transportation, and Security. Notable products include the e-Government solution FPT.eGov 4.0, the data integration and processing platform FPT.Fortuna, the smart medical records management system FPT.EMR, the electronic medical record FPT.CaresBook, the integrated smart transportation system FPT.STIS, and the smart bus management and operation system FPT.iBUS.
With its tech capabilities, ecosystem of comprehensives solutions, products, and services, along with a wide network of partners including leading smart city trends, FPT will be a constant company of cities at all scales in Vietnam and in the world in their journey to smart cities.