USTDA Awards Grant in Vietnam for Emergency Communications
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 | Comments

The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) awarded a grant to Vietnam’s People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City, Department of Information and Communications. The grant provides technical assistance supporting the development of Ho Chi Minh City’s integrated emergency communication system (ECS) project.

“USTDA is pleased to support this important project that will improve citizen accessibility to emergency responders and enhance communications capabilities among departments during emergencies,” said USTDA Country Manager for Southeast Asia David Ross. “This project is a great example of how U.S. digital technologies can transform the lives of citizens and advance Vietnam’s smart city goals.”

The grantee selected Winbourne Consulting as the prime contractor for the project. Winbourne Consulting’s efforts will focus on developing a unified and integrated emergency response center for Ho Chi Minh City. The goal of the ECS project is to better protect citizens during emergencies by increasing access to emergency responders and enhancing communications among municipal departments in fire, police and health emergencies.

“As the technical assistance partner for the project, we are looking forward to starting the project and assisting the city to implement an integrated emergency communications solution,” said Jeffrey Winbourne, CEO of Winbourne Consulting. “The project will bring a unique combination of smart city and emergency communications technology and improved services to the people of the city and its first responder agencies.”

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