Binh Duong honored as world top 7 smart communities for second successive time

Monday, 26/12/2022 16:14
In 2022, Binh Duong province, for the second successive time, was honored by the Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) as among the Top 7 communities with the world's typical smart city development strategy.
A corner of the center of Binh Duong Innovation Zone (Photo: NDO) 

ICF is a prestigious international organization with nearly 200 members who are prosperous smart cities around the world.

Binh Duong smart region is admitted to ICF and the fact that the province has been voted as the group of 21 typical cities for four consecutive years (Smart 21), and 2 consecutive years in the Top 7, is of great significance for the province to continue to boost breakthroughs in socio-economic development, affirming that Binh Duong's smart city development direction is effective, in line with the global general trend; elevating Binh Duong to a new position in the international arena; and opening up opportunities for cooperation and exchange of experiences with ICF's network of nearly 200 prosperous cities around the world.

This is also a premise to create confidence for investors and businesses, helping the province make a breakthrough in attracting FDI, attracting knowledge workers, and being the foundation for service development and high-tech production in the future. In particular, in the 2022 vote, despite being greatly affected by the recent COVID-19 pandemic, Binh Duong province has made great efforts, continuing to satisfy 6 rigorous criteria of ICF to be honored in the Smart 21 and Top 7 list, including broadband connection platform, knowledge human resources, innovation, equal digital access, support for encouragement and sustainable development.

In order to achieve the results, at the end of 2016, Binh Duong province approved the Binh Duong Smart City Project with the nucleus of Binh Duong new city.

In 2018, Binh Duong province was the first locality in Vietnam to become a member of ICF, opening the opportunity to establish stronger international relations with the global smart community for the purpose of exchanging information and experiences, and attracting high quality human resources to work in Binh Duong.

Joining ICF and based on 6 criteria, in 2022, Binh Duong province also proposes many projects that stick to these criteria, for completing start-up zones, putting into operation the Binh Duong new city world trade center, joining international organizations, and promoting innovation.

Binh Duong province is continuing to implement foundation projects and develop the Smart City Development Project for the next period 2022-2026, focusing on innovation, industry 4.0 and smart growth./.

Compiled by BTA