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Cisco to study control center for HCMC urban railways

Released at: 12:02, 13/06/2015

Cisco to study control center for HCMC urban railways

Feasibility study to determine appropriate methods for control center to allow for good management, operations, and connectivity.

by Gia Bao

Cisco Systems from the US and the Management Authority for Urban Railways (MAUR) in Ho Chi Minh City have signed an agreement to conduct a feasibility study on an “Integrated Telecommunications Control Center for the Ho Chi Minh City Urban Railways”.

With $1.5 million in funding the study will be implemented through a grant from the US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) and will support MAUR in compiling plans on applying information and communications technologies (ICT) in the control center.

The study is expected to begin this month and be completed by November.

“Cisco is committed to continuing support for the development of IT infrastructure in Vietnam by applying its advanced and modern IT applications based on local infrastructure,” Ms. Luong Thi Le Thuy, General Director of Cisco Vietnam, said at the signing ceremony. “The project will partially contribute to providing a smart and modern public transport system to the city.”

The study aims to establish a strategic ICT plan in order to build an integrated telecommunications control system and improve operational efficiency and management as well as connectivity with other public transport, such as buses, taxis, and waterway transport.

Cisco will also provide consulting services, ICT architecture recommendations, and technical standards and guidelines, and submit a proposal to help MAUR manage and operate the railway lines.

According to Mr. Bui Xuan Cuong, Head of MAUR, the study is an important part of strategies to develop the urban railway network, as the Metro No. 1 from Ben Thanh to Suoi Tien is scheduled to begin in 2020.

Source: MediaOnline / VIR

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