Thua Thien-Hue –
The People’s Committee of Hue city in central Thua Thien-Hue province, and the Korea International
Cooperation Agency (KOICA) on May 23 jointly kicked off a project to build Hue city of culture and smart tourism.
The project, which is funded
by the Republic of Korea (RoK) Government, aims to build a smart tourism information system,
develop an urban cultural tourism centre and expand walking zones in
Hue city in order to boost tourism in the former imperial capital.
It will also cover the installation of smart lighting and surveillance camera systems along the banks of Huong (Perfume) River and building public administration capacity in tourism
development and urban management.
Speaking at the event, Korean Consul
General in Da Nang Ahn Min-sik said that the project will provide technical
solutions to accumulate tourism-related data and increase access to necessary
information for visitors, including improving the urban environment by
installing smart lights, public Wifi network coverage and cultural integrated
Nguyen Van Phuong, Chairman
of the provincial People’s Committee, highlighted the significance of the project, saying
it does not only serve people’s lives but also enhances the quality of tourism
services which has become a spearhead economic sector of the province.
Thua Thien-Hue is moving towards a knowledge-based
economy and sustainable development with the goal of turning itself into a
centrally-run city by 2025, he said./.