Search
Close this search box.

We are creating some awesome events for you. Kindly bear with us.

Hanoi’s Vision for Sustainable and Tech-Driven Urban Transportation

Getting your Trinity Audio player ready...

In a significant move towards holistic urban development, Hanoi’s general planning for the 2021-2030 period, with a visionary outlook to 2050, is poised to become a driving force not only for the capital city but also for the entire Red River Delta region. Minister of Planning and Investment, Nguyen Chi Dung, expressed confidence that this meticulous plan, crafted within a short span of 12 months, is set to play a pivotal role in shaping the trajectory of the region’s growth.

Image credits: VNA

Despite the tight timeframe, the planning process adhered meticulously to legal regulations governing urban planning. Hanoi engaged in extensive consultations with 21 ministries, 15 cities and provinces in the region, central agencies, experts, scientists, and various stakeholders. This collaborative approach underscores the city’s commitment to a comprehensive and inclusive development strategy.

The central tenets of the planning document envision Hanoi as a hub of fast, sustainable, creative, and inclusive development. Positioned as a growth pole, the city aims to lead and propel the broader regional development. One of the primary focuses is on addressing environmental challenges, with urgent missions targeting the revival of polluted rivers and the management of inundation. The plan places green development and a circular economy at its core, aligning with global efforts for a net-zero emissions future.

A key highlight is Hanoi’s ambition for the digital economy to contribute 40% to the city’s Gross Regional Domestic Product (GRDP). The city is also targeting a substantial increase in urbanisation rates, ranging from 65-75%. The development pillars outlined in the plan include culture and heritage, green transition, digital transformation, a circular economy, uniformed and modern infrastructure, digital society, digital economy, smart urban areas and science-technology and innovation.

Former Deputy Minister of Planning and Investment, Cao Viet Sinh, emphasised the necessity for Hanoi to focus on digital transformation and innovation to fuel its growth, particularly concerning a low proportion of industry in the GRDP and relatively simple services. Sinh highlighted the need for substantial investments in underground transport to alleviate transportation infrastructure bottlenecks.

Minister Dung echoed Sinh’s sentiments, highlighting the importance of adjusting the industry’s proportion in the city’s GRDP. Furthermore, he stressed the need to outline a roadmap for phasing out old vehicles and fossil fuels that do not meet environmental standards during the transport infrastructure development process.

Image credits: VNA

Hanoi’s strategic development plan not only reflects the city’s commitment to sustainable growth but also positions it as a leader in technological innovation. As the city advances its comprehensive planning, it is poised to set a precedent for inclusive and future-ready urban development, with far-reaching implications for the entire Red River Delta region. The collaborative and forward-thinking approach of Hanoi stands as a model for cities globally striving for balanced, sustainable, and technologically advanced growth.

In a bid to revolutionise urban transportation and align with its comprehensive development plan, the Department of Transport in Hanoi has recommended to the municipal People’s Committee the initiation of a pilot programme introducing electric buses on nine existing routes.

The initiative aims to introduce environmentally friendly electric buses to replace conventional ones as contracts for as many as 68 bus routes in Hanoi are set to expire in 2025.

This proposal aligns with the city’s broader vision for sustainable urban development, as outlined in its comprehensive planning document, positioning Hanoi as a leader in embracing innovative and eco-friendly solutions for public transportation.

The Department of Transport in Hanoi has put forward a plan to the municipal People’s Committee for the experimental implementation of electric buses on nine existing routes with contracts set to end in 2024. This 12-month trial, beginning in the first quarter, signals a step toward a sustainable and technology-driven evolution of public transportation in the city.

PARTNER

Qlik’s vision is a data-literate world, where everyone can use data and analytics to improve decision-making and solve their most challenging problems. A private company, Qlik offers real-time data integration and analytics solutions, powered by Qlik Cloud, to close the gaps between data, insights and action. By transforming data into Active Intelligence, businesses can drive better decisions, improve revenue and profitability, and optimize customer relationships. Qlik serves more than 38,000 active customers in over 100 countries.

PARTNER

As a Titanium Black Partner of Dell Technologies, CTC Global Singapore boasts unparalleled access to resources.

Established in 1972, we bring 52 years of experience to the table, solidifying our position as a leading IT solutions provider in Singapore. With over 300 qualified IT professionals, we are dedicated to delivering integrated solutions that empower your organization in key areas such as Automation & AI, Cyber Security, App Modernization & Data Analytics, Enterprise Cloud Infrastructure, Workplace Modernization and Professional Services.

Renowned for our consulting expertise and delivering expert IT solutions, CTC Global Singapore has become the preferred IT outsourcing partner for businesses across Singapore.

PARTNER

Planview has one mission: to build the future of connected work. Our solutions enable organizations to connect the business from ideas to impact, empowering companies to accelerate the achievement of what matters most. Planview’s full spectrum of Portfolio Management and Work Management solutions creates an organizational focus on the strategic outcomes that matter and empowers teams to deliver their best work, no matter how they work. The comprehensive Planview platform and enterprise success model enables customers to deliver innovative, competitive products, services, and customer experiences. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, with locations around the world, Planview has more than 1,300 employees supporting 4,500 customers and 2.6 million users worldwide. For more information, visit www.planview.com.

SUPPORTING ORGANISATION

SIRIM is a premier industrial research and technology organisation in Malaysia, wholly-owned by the Minister​ of Finance Incorporated. With over forty years of experience and expertise, SIRIM is mandated as the machinery for research and technology development, and the national champion of quality. SIRIM has always played a major role in the development of the country’s private sector. By tapping into our expertise and knowledge base, we focus on developing new technologies and improvements in the manufacturing, technology and services sectors. We nurture Small Medium Enterprises (SME) growth with solutions for technology penetration and upgrading, making it an ideal technology partner for SMEs.

PARTNER

HashiCorp provides infrastructure automation software for multi-cloud environments, enabling enterprises to unlock a common cloud operating model to provision, secure, connect, and run any application on any infrastructure. HashiCorp tools allow organizations to deliver applications faster by helping enterprises transition from manual processes and ITIL practices to self-service automation and DevOps practices. 

PARTNER

IBM is a leading global hybrid cloud and AI, and consulting services provider, helping clients in more than 175 countries capitalize on insights from their data, streamline business processes, reduce costs and gain the competitive edge in their industries. Nearly 3,800 government and corporate entities in critical infrastructure areas such as financial services, telecommunications and healthcare rely on IBM’s hybrid cloud platform and Red Hat OpenShift to affect their digital transformations quickly, efficiently, and securely. IBM’s breakthrough innovations in AI, quantum computing, industry-specific cloud solutions and business services deliver open and flexible options to our clients. All of this is backed by IBM’s legendary commitment to trust, transparency, responsibility, inclusivity, and service. For more information, visit www.ibm.com