DAVAO CITY SECURITY COMMAND CENTER AND TRANSPORT SYSTEM among 6 ‘smart city’ projects set for completion

The Intelligent Transportation and Traffic Systems with Security in Davao City is among 6 smart city projects that the government will push to completion. The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) said the Philippine government has expressed its commitment to finish the smart city projects during the 4th Asean Smart Cities Network (ASCN) Annual Meeting held virtually on Monday.

The five other projects which were showcased by the DILG during the ASCN meeting are the Command Center Upgrade and E-government Services in the City of Manila; Bus Rapid Transit System and Digital Traffic System in Cebu City; and Converged Command and Control Center and Intelligent Transportation and Traffic Systems with Security in Davao City.

Davao City’s Converged Command Center, on the other hand, is now in the second phase of its five-phase implementation scheme with digital infrastructure, underground cables, aerial installation of fiber optic cables, and additional closed-circuit televisions or CCTVs for surveillance currently being installed. Its complementary project dubbed as High Priority Bus System (HPBS) is now 70 percent complete while the design of depots and terminals for electric bus (eBus) is 30 percent in progress.

In a news release on Wednesday, DILG Undersecretary for Local Government Marlo Iringan, who represented DILG Secretary Eduardo Año to the meeting, said while the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) crisis stalled the implementation of smart city projects, the Philippines — through its participating local government units (LGUs) — remains committed to pursuing its smart city initiatives. READ MORE

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