Viet Nam News
ĐÀ NẴNG — Transport firms in the central city have agreed to install a supervision camera system on buses to boost security for tourists participating in tour services in Đà Nẵng.
Vice chairman of the city’s people’s committee Đặng Việt Dũng said the supervision camera system aims to give more protection for the assets of tourists on all 45-seat coaches and buses this year.
He said the camera system would help limit wrong actions and communications on the history and information of Việt Nam among local and foreign tour guides.
As planned, 40 transport companies will spend US$100,000 to install cameras on 576 buses working in tourism from August to September of 2018.
The department said more than 2,200 cars have been registered as tourist transport vehicles, of which 576 were 45-seat buses.
According to the Department of Transport, 1,300 buses and 879 trucks have already installed Global Positioning System (GPS) car tracking equipment, while more than 1,000 taxis installed the devices between 2015-18.
By 2015-16, security camera systems had been installed at 3,296 sites on streets, living quarters, trading centres, industrial parks, markets, restaurants, hotels, bars and offices, while traffic cameras were also set up at 4,700 sites to monitor traffic accidents and violations.
In 2016, the city also launched traffic detection software to identify traffic violations in the city, supporting the traffic police’s pursuit and recording of traffic offenders.
In 2017, the Centre for Integrated Circuit Design (CENTIC) launched traffic detection software to identify traffic violations at crowded junctions and crossroads. It was designed to connect with the public security camera system in responding to traffic chaos for tourism.
Đà Nẵng also plans to establish a tourism police force as a pilot project by 2020 to deal with common problems – harassment, traffic, emergencies, support and security – for tourists, especially foreign tourists.
The city has hosted 4 million tourists, of which 1.6 million were foreigners, since early 2018. — VNS