March 5, 2024

The city government has entered into a cooperative agreement with a top third party technical service provider to guide it in selecting the best technologies for its Smart City project.
The P200 million project is envisioned to provide the city a state-of-the-art integrated and multipurpose command center with the use of technology and artificial intelligence to tackle peace and order, traffic and disaster response is set to kick off this year. 
Mayor Benjamin Magalong signed on Feb. 27 an accord with the TUV Rheinland Co. Ltd. represented by Asia Pacific and Greater China Regional Vice President Vincent Tan for a strategic cooperation framework agreement on “developing a smart and green mobility city of the future.”
TUV Rheinland is a German company that provides inspection and product certification services for technologies that involve human interaction and safety.    
The agreement which will run for four years will dwell on the promotion of modern public transportation that is safe, reliable and environmentally friendly, exploration of renewable energy solutions, expansion of international transport-related certification and system assessment market and integration of world-class command center and traffic management technology into its transportation network.
Under the agreement, the TUVR will provide technical support to the city for international project management, certification and evaluation of projects undertaken by the city. – Aileen P. Refuerzo