Consul General Mary Tarnowka from the US Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City joined 14 smart city-related companies in Nha Trang on December 12 for the first leg of a three-city business development mission to Central Vietnam.
The delegation of 27 US government and industry representatives met with city officials and local businesses to present innovative smart city solutions from the United States to address Vietnam’s growing urban challenges. The delegation will continue to Danang and Hue on December 13 and December 14, led by Commercial Counsellor Stuart Schaag from the US Embassy in Hanoi.
The delegation is comprised of representatives from US firms like Honeywell, KPMG, Microsoft, Uber Technologies, Baker & McKenzie, Dell, Qualcomm, 3M, Alta Planning + Design (represented by Fred Young), Arcadis, HACH, Koolspan, Palo Alto Networks, and Xylem.
“Vietnam is facing rapid urbanisation, posing challenges for city officials and planners to provide basic infrastructure in transportation, energy, healthcare, water, and e-government services to make their communities more attractive and liveable,” said Consul General Mary Tarnowka. “US firms have innovative products and services in the smart cities area that can support Vietnamese cities.”