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The Department of Natural Resources and Environment of Binh Duong Province leads the way in the smart city digital transformation trend

August 10, 2023

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In the global context, digital transformation and the development of Smart Cities are becoming undeniable trends. Binh Duong is one of the strongly developing provinces in Vietnam, which has seized and promoted this trend through the initiatives of the Department of Natural Resources and Environment Embracing the trend of Smart Cities and adhering to the strategic direction of the Environmental Resources sector. the DONRE of Binh Duong has implemented Environmental information portal through the Sharing & Integration feature from the iLotusLand IoT Platform.


Official Information Website Interface of the Environmental Monitoring Center of Binh Duong Province

Environmental Challenges in Binh Duong Province, Vietnam

Binh Duong is a province in the Southeast region of Vietnam, renowned as a vibrant industrial hub with over 30 modern industrial parks covering an area of ​​12,670 hectares and hundreds of operational factories. It is considered the "industrial capital" of the country. With rapid and dynamic development, Binh Duong is gradually asserting its position on Vietnam's economic map. It is an ideal destination for those seeking investment, business opportunities, and living. This lively landscape welcomes a diverse range of industries, including textiles, electronics, wood processing, and food manufacturing,... making the province one of the most significant contributors to Vietnam's GDP. However, this also comes with various environmental protection challenges.


Digital Transformation in Environmental Management and Protection

Facing increasingly high challenges in environmental protection and the need for transformation into a smart city, the DONRE of Binh Duong has proposed a breakthrough solution: implementing the Environmental Information Gateway through the Sharing & Integration feature, using the iLotusLand On-Premise monitoring software. With a total of 372 stations, including Groundwater Monitoring, Wastewater, Continuous Emission Monitoring System (CEMS), Surface Water, and Hydrometeorology, this marks a significant step forward in environmental management and towards the goal of building a smart city.

Application Groundwater Wastewater CEMS Surface Water Hydrometeorology
Number of monitoring stations 214 110 42 4 2
Measured parameters Flow, Level, Electric Conductivity pH, COD, TSS, Flow, Temp, Color Flow, Temp, Pressure, O2, Dust, SO2, NOx, CO, Benzene,Toluene, Styrene TSS, pH, Nitrate, DO, EC, Level Humidity, Rain, Level, Air Temp, Water Temp
Software iLotusLand Platform for Environment (On-Premise)

iLotusLand Platform Monitors 372 Stations in Collaboration with Binh Duong Authority Case Study – Government Ground Water - Waste Water- CEMS - Surface Water - Hydrometeorology ABOUT THE CLIENT Binh Duong province in southern Vietnam thrives as a bustling industrial hub, boasting over 30 industrial parks, possessing 12,670 hectares which has hundreds of factories in operation. This vibrant landscape hosts a diverse array of industries, including textiles, electronics, wood processing, and food manufacturing,... which leads it to a top contributor to Vietnam's GDP. That being said, it also comes with more concerns in the mission of environmental protection. I. THE CHALLENGE With the rapid development in industrial operation and the fast growth of installation for monitoring stations, its number has reached 372 stations including Waste Water, CEMS, Ground Water, Surface Water, and Hydrometeorology for both industry discharge management and natural resource management purposes. Binh Duong authority found it extremely hard and time-consuming to manage them effectively because all the stations are decentralized and not connected. As a result, these monitoring tasks were being done mainly manually and the source of data was considered to be “untrusted”. II. THE SOLUTION Together with the release of data transmission regulations, iLotusLand offered to Binh Duong province the iLotusLand platform for Environment (On-Premise). It gives the management department of Binh Duong a great tool a complete the job for the following reasons. Firstly, it is installed in the authority’s server, ensuring its data is well-controlled. Secondly, the platform is scalable and can handle an unlimited number of stations well. Thirdly, it offers a great deal of insightful functionalities that helps the officers conveniently manage everything remotely. Application Ground Water Waste Water CEMS Surface Water Hydrometeorology Number of stations 214 110 42 4 2 Measured parameters Flow, Level, Electric Conductivity pH, COD, TSS, Flow, Temp, Color Flow, Temp, Pressure, O2, Dust, SO2, NOx, CO, Benzene,Toluene, Styrene TSS, pH, Nitrate, DO, EC, Level Humidity, Rain, Level, Air Temp, Water Temp Software model iLotusLand Platform for Environment (On-Premise) III. THE RESULT The introduction of the iLotusLand platform for Environment (On-Premise) marks a notable stride in environmental protection efforts in Binh Duong province. All 372 monitoring stations, whether industry-owned or authority-invested, are now interconnected and centrally managed in the authority's control room. This enables officers to monitor and regulate industrial discharges remotely, facilitating more effective management. Moreover, the platform has become a revenue generator, yielding approximately 15 million USD in annual penalties from non-compliant industries. By promoting green growth and sustainability, it supports the development of all stakeholders involved. V. ILOTUSLAND INTRODUCTION iLotusLand is an environmental IoT company offering data-driven environmental monitoring solutions for better decision-making. With our plug-and-play stations, we monitor a wide range of parameters in Wastewater, Surface Water, Groundwater, Drinking Water, CEMS, AAQMS, etc. And iLotusLand data analytics platform delivers actionable insights for government, industries, and communities. Our commitment is to be a key player in fostering a sustainable future through intelligent environmental monitoring solutions and data science. “All the manual works before can be done now automatically by the iLotusLand platform, even the compliance report of 237 stations from industry can be auto completed now in less than 1 minute ” – Mr. Son Pham.

Technology Application Leading Digital Transformation

The Environmental Information Gateway brings many benefits

  • Enhances management efficiency
    • Provides centralized and unified environmental data, helping the Department effectively monitor and manage the environment.
    • Automates administrative procedures, reducing time and costs.
    • Enhances forecasting capacity, alerting environmental issues.
  • Promotes transparency and openness
    • Provides environmental information to the public and businesses transparently.
    • Enhances community participation in environmental protection.
  • Promotes collaboration and data sharing
    • Integrates data with relevant agencies and departments, providing a platform for sharing information and coordinating environmental issue resolutions.
    • Encourages the participation of social organizations, businesses, and citizens in environmental protection.

iLotusLand Environmental Management Software

When the Ministry of Natural Resources issued regulations and guidelines on environmental monitoring data transmission, iLotusLand provided the Binh Duong Department of Natural Resources and Environment with the iLotusLand IoT technology platform (On-Premise). The software provides the Binh Duong Department of Natural Resources and Environment with an advanced tool to complete monitoring and management tasks across the province.

  • The software is installed directly on the agency's server, ensuring the best control over data security and safety.
  • The platform is scalable and capable of efficiently handling an unlimited number of stations.
  • Provides intelligent features to help staff manage and monitor everything conveniently remotely through internet-connected smart devices.
iLotusLand Environmental Management Software at the DONRE of Binh Duong

As the world gradually shifts towards digital innovation and the development of smart cities, Binh Duong's quick grasp and promotion of this trend through the initiatives of the Department of Natural Resources and Environment mark a significant milestone. The implementation of the Environmental Information Gateway through the iLotusLand IoT Platform has not only optimized environmental management but also contributed to building a smart and sustainable community. Binh Duong's proactive and pioneering application of digital technology in environmental management opens up a promising future, where environmental protection and sustainable development are prioritized, thus creating a better living environment for both the community and nature.

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