PORTAL - On the evening of June 21, in Thu Dau Mot City, the Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) honored Binh Duong in the TOP 7 Communities with typical smart city development strategies in the world by 2022. This is the second time Binh Duong has entered the TOP 7, par with smart cities in the world.
Attending the ceremony were Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Tan Cuong - Member of the Party Central Committee, Deputy Minister of National Defense; Mr. Louis Zacharilla - Co-Founder of ICF; Mr. Peter Portheine - Former Member of Noord Brabant Regional Council (Netherlands), member of Binh Duong Smart City Executive Board; representative leaders of Deajeon city (Korea), Champasak province (Laos), Kratie province (Cambodia) and representatives of Consulates General and Foreign Enterprise Associations in Ho Chi Minh City and Binh Duong Province.
On the side of Binh Duong province, attending were Mr. Nguyen Van Loi - Member of the Party Central Committee, Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Head of the Provincial Delegation of the National Assembly Deputies; Mr. Nguyen Hoang Thao – Permanent Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee; Mr. Vo Van Minh - Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee (PPC); Mr. Nguyen Van Loc - Member of the Provincial Standing Party Committee, Head of Commission for Mass Mobilization of Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of the Provincial Committee of the Vietnam Fatherland Front; representative leaders of provincial departments, committees and branches.
List of Intelligent Communities honored by ICF as TOP 7 of 2022
After 4 consecutive times in TOP 21 (Smart 21) and in TOP 7 for the first time in 2021, Binh Duong Smart Region continues to be recognized by ICF as in TOP 7 communities with smart development strategies in the world of 2022.
Honoring the TOP 7 Intelligent Communities of 2022 is the first international event held in Binh Duong after the Covid-19 pandemic with the theme "Post-Pandemic Recovery, how digital innovation drives growth in our community".
To evaluate a city reaching TOP 7, ICF has researched and evaluated hundreds of cities around the world, from which to choose TOP 21 (SMART 21). TOP 21 will continue to be compared and evaluated thoroughly, directly and indirectly, thereby selecting the TOP 7 cities with the smartest development strategies.
A region entering the TOP 7, first of all needs to satisfy 6 rigorous criteria set forth by ICF, including: Connectivity - Broadband; Labor force; Innovation; Equal access to digital; Advocacy and Sustainability.
Permanent Vice Chairman of the PPC Mai Hung Dung speaks at the honoring ceremony
Speaking at the honoring ceremony, Mr. Mai Hung Dung - Permanent Vice Chairman of the PPC, Head of Binh Duong Smart City Executive Board congratulated Binh Duong on once again being honored in the TOP 7 Intelligent Communities of 2022. He emphasized, TOP 7 is not the final destination of Binh Duong, but it is necessary to try harder so that Binh Duong is always a place worth investing, studying and living. He expressed his desire to cooperate with smart and prosperous cities around the world in the coming time. The provincial leader thanked Becamex IDC Corp for always accompanying and contributing to the development of Binh Duong province and Binh Duong Smart City. At the same time, he thanked Mr. Louis Zacharilla - Co-founder of ICF and his associates for supporting Binh Duong in building a smart city.
With the right strategies and firm and steady development steps of Binh Duong during the past time, the implementation of major breakthrough strategies, typically the Binh Duong Innovation Region Project - the focus of the Binh Duong Smart City Project in the upcoming development period, Binh Duong has been honored by ICF in the TOP 7 communities with typical smart city development strategies in the world of 2022.
Reported by Mai Xuan- Translated by Thanh Tam