|The city of Đà Nẵng plans to use an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to observe urban planning and record data. Photo Đà Nẵng Portal|Viet Nam News
ĐÀ NẲNG — The city of Đà Nẵng plans to use an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to observe urban planning and record data.
Chairman of the city’s people’s committee, Huỳnh Đức Thơ, said the UAV would be used to determine the location of a new railway station and track improvement project in Liên Chiểu District.
The city has assigned the construction department to research and find suppliers for the UAV.
Director of the city’s construction department, Vũ Quang Hùng, said the UAV will have a camera installed, and software will be used to supervise the city’s urban development projects.
Đà Nẵng was the first city in Việt Nam to launch urban management via a Facebook page in 2013.
The social network helped the city’s relevant departments address issues on environmental pollution, social disorder, traffic, tourism and illegal acts.
Last year, the city’s traffic police and transport department also debuted their own Facebook pages to interact with locals and tourists.
The city had already installed camera systems at more than 4,700 sites to monitor traffic accidents and congestion.
Over 2,500 crimes were reported to city administration via Facebook in 2015. — VNS