70th anniversary of Hanoi's Liberation Day Vietnam - Asia 2023 Smart City Summit Hanoi celebrates 15 years of administrative boundary adjustment 12th Vietnam-France decentrialized cooperation conference 31st Sea Games - Vietnam 2021 Covid-19 Pandemic
Home / Hanoinews
Digital solutions and utilities for a smart future
The seminar is part of the Vietnam-Asia Smart City Summit 2023, which took place in Hanoi on November 29-30.

A wide range of smart solutions expected to benefit city dwellers were presented at the "Digital Solutions and Utilities for Smart Cities" seminar held in Hanoi on November 30 as part of the Vietnam-Asia Smart City Summit 2023.

Urban development experts at the seminar. Photo: Thanh Hai/ The Hanoi Times

The alarm has been raised over air quality in major cities such as Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City due to the increasing demand for e-commerce shopping, Vu Anh Tuan, deputy director of Dr.SME Company, said at the seminar.

He added that the delivery of goods to fulfill online orders has affected the air quality in Vietnam's largest city. A survey conducted in Ho Chi Minh City showed that transportation activities accounted for about 99% of CO2 emissions, with SO2 accounting for 78% and particulate matter for about 46%.

"Air pollution worsens during the year-end period due to increased transportation activities and higher demand for goods delivery," he pointed out. "The growing e-commerce market in Vietnam, with a projected growth rate of 25% by 2025 and a size of more than US$20 billion, has contributed to the rapid increase in logistics activities."

He noted that the high demand for online shopping is prevalent among Generation Z consumers, who are aware of sustainable lifestyles. As a solution, he suggested an application allowing this group of consumers to track the CO2 emissions generated by their online orders and enable them to make greener purchasing decisions.

He said that the current shipping process is not optimized as it is mainly from the warehouse to the point of delivery. He proposed a model of decentralized, community-based delivery points from which shippers could use bicycles or electric vehicles, or customers could pick up their orders themselves.

In addition, optimizing the supply chain by scheduling deliveries between 6pm and 9pm can help reduce transportation emissions, he said.

This green logistics model is expected to expand nationwide in major cities, according to Tuan.

Another solution focuses on improving the safety of urban residents through technology applications. Le Hoang Nhat, co-founder and CEO of AirCity Company, spoke about the AirCity platform, which digitizes essential data on a unified platform to facilitate effective collaboration between landlords and tenants. The application aims to promote equal access to technology and ensure everyone can benefit from its utility.

Dao Duy Tan, Director of EVOTEX Technology Joint Stock Company, explained that as a technology startup, his company provides operational management solutions for apartment condominiums and urban areas. The application provides continuous communication with property managers, transparent collection and handling of feedback and requests, and basic household needs provided by third-party partners.

"The goal is to equip 70% of buildings and urban areas in Vietnam with this solution within the next five years," he said.

TAG: Hanoi news Vietnam news vietnam asia smart city summit Hanoi smart city
Other news
09:58, 2024/03/01
Hanoi speeds up progress on wastewater treatment plant
The Hanoi Wastewater Treatment Plant is a key and vital project, as it would collect and purify the wastewater that is discharged in seven districts of Hanoi.
21:50, 2024/02/29
Hanoi welcomes 2.2 million visitors in February
Around 270,000 foreign visitors chose to stay in Hanoi to revel in the Tet (Lunar New Year) atmosphere.
22:09, 2024/02/28
Tet holiday sales peak at $7.6 million: Hanoi Railway Transportation
During the busiest days of the Tet (Lunar New Year) period, the company launched 322 north-south trains.
22:27, 2024/02/27
Siemens interested in Hanoi's metro projects: CEO Roland Busch
The German industrial conglomerate can provide technical support for Hanoi to complete metro projects.
20:44, 2024/02/26
Hanoi shows strong backing for financial tower project
The financial tower will have 108 floors and reach a height of 639 meters.
20:25, 2024/02/26
VinFast builds new factory in India, reinforcing global reach
Beyond production, VinFast aims to create 3,000-3,500 jobs for residents and contribute to the region's economic growth.