Smart City Projects

Goals

To identify 2-3 smart city projects for the cities of Ho Chi Minh, Hanoi, Mumbai, and New Delhi and provide the project name, 1-2 sentence description, the companies or entities involved, and any available investment data if publicly shared. The information will be used to make an investment decision.

Early Findings

Ho Chi Minh

The Ho Chi Minh smart city project is divided into four key components:
  • Besides these, the city has also approved the development of a Smart Urban Operation Centre (phase 1) which will be based at the City People’s Committee office.
  • Ho Chi Minh is also promoting the use of AI to accomplish its smart city projects. In this regard, the city has launched projects for 5G coverage as well as the installation of IoT broadcasting stations throughout the city.
  • Information on all of these project packages has been provided in the shared spreadsheet.

Hanoi

  • In October 2019, Hanoi launched its first smart city project, the Nhat Tan-Noi Bai smart city project. This project is supported by Hanoi’s People’s Committee, BRG Group and Japan’s Sumitomo Corporation Group. This project focuses on smart urban planning along the 11-km long Nhat Tan-Noi Bai route.
  • The approximately US $4.2 billion worth project is divided into five phases and is expected to be completed by 2028. It covers an area of 272 hectares.

Proposed next steps:

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Since we were able to provide several packaged development projects for the Ho Chi Minh smart city project and Hanoi's smart city project, we propose continuing with the research to provide more smart city projects for the cities of Mumbai and New Delhi. For each project, we will provide the project name, 1-2 sentence description of the project, and any available investment data if publicly shared. We will focus on packaged development projects first, as well as those that were started after 2017. We will expand as needed to other smart city project types and those started after 2015 as needed. We will input the additional information into this shared spreadsheet (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1BMKz6z_fNx-iVLvvImXAT4Acbay47egv03c-0jjciyg/edit?usp=sharing).
Our research indicates that Singapore had made significant investments in its smart city projects. Hence, we propose additional research to provide 2-4 smart city projects for Singapore as well. For each project, we will provide the project name, 1-2 sentence description of the project, and any available investment data if publicly shared. We will focus on packaged development projects first, as well as those that were started after 2017. We will expand as needed to other smart city project types and those started after 2015 as needed. We will input the additional information into this shared spreadsheet (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1BMKz6z_fNx-iVLvvImXAT4Acbay47egv03c-0jjciyg/edit?usp=sharing).
Additionally, to further expand our research, we propose research to identify any smart city initiatives and projects being carried out in the Chinese cities. For each project, we will provide the project name, 1-2 sentence description of the project, and any available investment data if publicly shared. We will focus on packaged development projects first, as well as those that were started after 2017. We will expand as needed to other smart city project types and those started after 2015 as needed. We will input the additional information into this shared spreadsheet (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1BMKz6z_fNx-iVLvvImXAT4Acbay47egv03c-0jjciyg/edit?usp=sharing).