Public and Private Sector Cooperation: Sustainable Urban Development in Vietnam

The transformation of Vietnam's major cities plays a vital role as the benchmark for future sustainable cities programs.

November 2021 , by Michael Sieburg Dennis Lien
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As the center of economic, commercial, and political activity, the larger cities of Vietnam play a vital role in maintaining social stability and the increasingly high standard of living now demanded by its citizens. In recent years, the Vietnamese government has been focusing on infrastructure and economic development in these areas, which has further called attention to the environmental impact and overall sustainability offered by these major urban hubs.

The recently published Decision No.749/QD-TTG, or the Program for National Digital Transformation for 2025-2030 helps emphasize Vietnam's approach in developing smart city roadmaps and frameworks. Among the regulatory provisions within the plan is the call to encourage further public and private sector collaboration, specifically with utilizing digitalization to improve the core pillars of Vietnam’s economy and establish green practices.

This white paper is an update to a previous report by YCP Solidiance on smart cities, and explores the following areas of potential development that will set the tone for the future sustainability of Vietnam’s urban centers:

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