Drones, geo tags help DPWH monitor infra projects

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Apr 16 2018 01:34 PM | Updated as of Apr 16 2018 02:14 PM

MANILA - The government is using drones and geo tags to monitor infrastructure projects and guard against corruption, Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar said Monday.

Data from the computerized project monitoring system is available to the public upon request, Villar told reporters.

President Rodrigo Duterte has laid out a P8-trillion infrastructure program, which includes new roads, railways and airports to accelerate economic growth.

"Wala nang faking. Verified by satellite, GPS, which would be uploaded to the software of the department. By instituting systems and software mababawasan po ang corruption sa gobyerno," Villar said. 

(There will be no more faking. Verified by satellite, GPS which would be uploaded to the software of the department. By instituting systems and software, we will reduce corruption in government.)

"Our plan is to use analytics para maging mas efficient ang project monitoring and to make sure mawawala ang kalokohan because of the software na gagamitin. Magiging efficient po ang infrastructure projects," he added.

(Our plan is to use analytics to make project monitoring more efficient. Because its software-based, there will be no room for irregularities. Infrastructure projects will be efficient.)

A computerized monitoring system is a "necessity," Villar said.