HCMC vice chairman Le Manh Ha had a working session with Microsoft Vietnam’s general director Vu Minh Tri on Monday, focusing on Microsoft’s assistance to the city.
At the meeting, both sides at first discussed solutions and equipment for carrying out a smart city project.
According to vice chairman Ha, the project is aimed at using information technology (IT) to connect relevant authorities. He expected the project would not only help improve the effectiveness of the local administrative mechanism but also allow the city’s leaders to handle problems in a timely manner.
Meanwhile, Tri said that Microsoft will continue to support Vietnam in manpower training and that the firm is able to help the city build up IT infrastructure.
The issue on software copyright was also discussed at the meeting. Ha repeated the plan “to buy software having copyright for State agencies and large companies” and Tri responded that Microsoft is willing to help the city in legal software usage.