PORTAL - On the afternoon of June 19, at the Binh Duong Convention and Exhibition Center, Mr. Mai Hung Dung - Member of Provincial Standing Party Committee, Permanent Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee (PPC) and Mr. Louis Zacharilla - Co-Founder of the Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) chaired the Press Conference about the event to honor the Top 7 Intelligent Communities of 2022.
The event to honor the Top 7 Intelligent Communities of 2022 is the first international event to be held in Binh Duong after the Covid-19 pandemic. The event will take place in two days June 20 and 21, 2022 at the Binh Duong Convention and Exhibition Center with the theme "Post-Pandemic Recovery, how digital innovation drives growth in our communities".
Attending the event were leaders of the Government, Ministries, Central Committees and Branches; leadership representatives of a number of provinces and cities in the country, enterprises, and universities. In addition, Binh Duong will welcome about 100 foreign guests, including leaders of ICF, leaders of some foreign countries and localities, international organizations, multinational corporations; professors, scientists and speakers from a number of research institutes and universities around the world.
Overview of the press conference
According to Mr. Louis Zacharilla, ICF is a forum for nearly 200 prosperous smart cities in the world. ICF has conducted research and evaluated hundreds of cities around the world to select the Top 21 (Smart 21) of 2022 with smart city development strategies based on the ICF's set of 6 criteria, including: Connectivity - Broadband; Labor force; Innovation; Equal access to digital; Advocacy and Sustainability. The ICF jury continued to evaluate the specific projects of 21 communities to select the Top 7 most typical communities of the year and honored them at the event held in Binh Duong on June 21, 2022.
Binh Duong has implemented the Binh Duong Smart City Project since 2016 and always adheres to the concept of economic transformation towards innovation and digitization. Supported and inspired by the ICF Intelligent Community of the Year (2011) - Brainport Eindhoven (Netherlands), the effort and energy of Becamex IDC Corp, Binh Duong has begun an impressive journey of socio-economic development, thoroughly applying digital transformation and innovation in specific projects, in order to build and develop Binh Duong more and more modern, better and more livable. A digital and innovation ecosystem is being strongly developed in Binh Duong such as Intelligent Operation Center, EIU Campus with Becamex Business Incubator, Fablab, Advanced Manufacturing Center; World Trade Center WTC, etc. bringing a better life to Binh Duong community.
With the right strategy, firm and steady development steps of Binh Duong during the past time, Binh Duong has been in Smart 21 four times in a row and entered the Top 7 for the first time in 2021, along with cities from countries such as Canada, Brazil, Australia, etc.
Permanent Vice Chairman of the PPC Mai Hung Dung speaks at the press conference
Mr. Mai Hung Dung emphasized, the event to honor the Top 7 Intelligent Communities of 2022 is an opportunity for organizations in Binh Duong to access new knowledge, vision, grasp the common development of Smart City of Binh Duong as well as other communities around the world, find and learn about the trends of the times, advanced technologies and innovations for socio-economic construction and development. At the same time, creating favorable opportunities for Binh Duong province, enterprises, institutes - universities to exchange and connect with the global network of Intelligent Communities, improve the ability to find new opportunities and partners, jointly develop management capacity, science and technology level, promote trade, attract investment, expand cooperation between Vietnam and the world. Thereby creating an important foundation, continuing to contribute to the Binh Duong socio-economic breakthrough program, developing the "Binh Duong Smart City Project".
Permanent Vice Chairman of the PPC highly appreciated the companionship and support of Becamex IDC Corp in the organization, coordination and implementation with ICF the contents of the event to honor the Top 7 Intelligent Communities of 2022, providing opportunities for organizations in Binh Duong to access new knowledge, vision, grasp the general developments of Smart City of Binh Duong as well as other communities around the world.
Representatives of press agencies ask questions at the press conference
At the press conference, leaders of Binh Duong province and ICF leaders answered issues of concern to the press about the development of Binh Duong Smart City such as: Highlights for Binh Duong to be honored as Top 7 ICF in ICF's evaluation criteria, Binh Duong's difference in smart city construction, solutions to narrow the gap between rural and urban areas in the construction of Binh Duong Smart City, etc.
Monday, June 20, 2022: Program to visit
New City Park, Provincial Administration Center, Binh Duong Intelligent
Operation Center, Data Center, VSIP II
Industrial Park, My Phuoc Industrial Park, Vietnamese-German University,
Eastern International University.
Tuesday, June 21, 2022: Program of ICF
conference (online and offline) and honor dinner at the Provincial Convention
and Exhibition Center.
Side events: Expo
"Green Lifestyle" - Connect the community together with ICF (OCOP
fair - trading and exchanging OCOP products in Binh Duong province and
neighboring provinces; weekend shopping place in the province).
Reported by Phuong Chi- Translated by Thanh Tam