To accelerate sustainable urban development, Vietnam has been working on planning and developing a series of smart cities. The overall goal is to accelerate digital transformation in urban governance by building electronic government.
On January 24, 2022, Politburo issued a resolution on the planning, management, and sustainable development of Vietnam’s urban areas by 2030 with a vision until 2045.
Vietnam’s digital transformation is based on three pillars: digital governance, digital economy, and digital society, with an average point of 0.3 on a 1.0 grading scale. From a focus perspective, digital government is ranked higher point than both the digital economy and digital society primarily because of the e-government development process.
The Deputy Head of Party Central Committee’s Economic Commission Nguyen Duc Hien said that out of the 63 centrally-run cities/provinces in the country, 41 have been developing a slew of smart city services