Libya: Tripoli Smart City is in the making

Libya: Tripoli Smart City is in the making

April 05, 2018 - 22:16
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The project of Tripoli Smart City has been launched in the Libyan capital in partnership between Presidential Council government's interior ministry and the General Authority for Communications and Informatics (GACI).

The GACI's planning and smart department's Head, Abdelrahman Abu Dabrah, said in a joint presser with interior minister and the GACI's Chairman Thursday that this project will help provide tech-based administration in Tripoli, especially in fields like security and anti-crime as well as easing roads traffic, routes of ambulances and other things.

"There will be 1500 CCTVs to be installed in 400 locations in Tripoli and will be connected to a main control room." He explained.

Abu Dabrah also indicated that the project will kick off in Tripoli, then it will cover areas in eastern and southern Libya, pointing out that it will help traffic police to know where the congestion is and it will provide information for ambulances, firefighters' missions so they can escape traffic jams and so on.

The GACI's Chairman, Sami Al-Fintazi, said Tripoli will be developed by this new project that relies on state-of-the-art technologies, adding that next after Tripoli will be Benghazi, and Misrata as well as other heavily populated cities in the country.

He added that the Smart City in Tripoli will be 80% done by Libyan IT and communications specialists, saying it will kick off by the end of April.

Meanwhile, the interior minister Abdelsalam Ashour said the project is the by-product of the cooperation between the ministry and GACI, adding that it will be the corner stone for achieving strategic security in Tripoli and off to other cities.

Tripoli, Misrata, Benghazi, Sabha and other heavily peopled cities in Libya have been for long suffering from security violations and high crime rates, let alone the terrorists' movements, which begs for a high-tech security system that can protect the country.