Da Nang wins Seoul Smart City Prize

Friday, 29/09/2023 15:45
The central city of Da Nang has been awarded the Seoul Smart City Prize at the World Cities Summit Mayors Forum in Seoul, the Republic of Korea (RoK), for member cities of the World Smart Sustainable Cities Organisation (WeGO).
Da Nang city from above (Photo: baodautu.vn)

The city was granted a bronze prize in the Human CentriCity category, marking the first time that the Vietnamese city has been recognized at the awards ceremony.

Da Nang was honored for its smart trips platform project, designed to integrate digital maps and sensor devices, along with GPS for the management and monitoring of various vehicles such as ambulances, fire trucks, garbage trucks, and public buses.

The platform forms a comprehensive data management system and big data analysis, providing information to the Intelligent Operations Center (IOC) for monitoring and tracking the operation of vehicle systems in the central city.

The Seoul Smart City Prize promotes an innovative yet inclusive smart city model that looks after underprivileged groups. It also aims to narrow the gap between cities and commend those that strive to implement an innovative and inclusive model of smart city in their respective capabilities, given different municipal circumstances.

The jury panel included experts from all fields in smart cities, including artificial intelligence (AI), data management, e-government, social organizations, non-governmental organizations, international development cooperation, and urban planning and development.

Earlier, in 2022, Da Nang was granted the Best Vietnam Smart City Award for the third time.

Da Nang has been developing itself as a 'smart city' by 2025 and is the first in Vietnam to join the ASEAN 'smart' city network by 2030./.