The signing ceremony
Accordingly, Viettel committed that it will support the province in the process of building a master plan for smart urban development in Thai Binh city, focusing on six priorities of healthcare, education and training, transportation, information security, culture-sports, and public administration as soon as possible.

In the 2017-2020 period, the two sides agree to boost IT applications in some key objectives, such as installing Wi-fi systems in the city and its national-level relic sites to serve local people and tourists in 2017. In addition, the Viettel Group will do research and introduce an e-government system to connect two-level public administrative centers (provincial and district levels) and one-door services in communes and towns; as well as apply information technology in healthcare, transportation, and information security.

Thai Binh is the ninth province to sign the MoU with Viettel on building smart cities. This is an important driving force of developing knowledge economy, building information, enhancing competitiveness in the process of international integration, and ensuring rapid development and sustainability in the province. 

Viettel has enjoyed large resources and telecommunications infrastructure, including five North - South fiber optic cables; 230,000km of optical fiber to cover almost all districts and communes; 73,000 base transceiver stations, 36,000 broadcast locations and highly qualified staff. Therefore, Viettel believes it can support Thai Binh province to build a smart city.

Translated by Lam Anh