Zoning plan is an important information for people to apply for housing construction or buy and sell land in Vietnam. However, this kind of information is very difficult to access for most of people. The zoning plan disclosure platform aims to make it more accessible to every citizen in Ho Chi Minh City.
Stage of the project
The results of the project so far
The result of the project is the zoning plan disclosure platform for Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) that is built on web app and mobile app. The platform was developed from 2017 to 2019 and improved the accessibility and transparency of zoning plan information significantly and become the most popular application for citizen of HCMC. Until May 2020, the mobile apps had 312,000 downloads and served 3.8 million sessions. At the same time, web app had 550,000 users and served 1.4 million sessions.
What are specific, distinctive, strong elements in this project?
To build such a platform like this in a developing country in Vietnam, we need to have cooperation between government and innovation institutions. The success of this project comes from the strong commitment and support of government agencies and innovative technical solutions developed by private local companies.
Which specific lessons, do's and don'ts would you like to share? What would be suggestions for others when preparing or implementing the project in their own city?
The platform is built based on GIS data and allow users to find zoning plan information easily. By typing the parcel ID, users can find the location of the land and its land use precisely. This approach help citizen to save their time significantly. Before the launch of the platform, people need at least five days to get zoning plan information from government agencies. Now, people just need less than one minute to get the information that they need.