SEOUL, Jul. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — The Ministry of Science and ICT (MSIP) and the Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs (MOLIT) will adopt IoT-based environment sensors in Busan’s Gangseo District as part of a collective smart environment monitoring initiative, the two government branches revealed on Thursday.
Gangseo District was chosen as the location for the new environment monitoring initiative due to mounting complaints over environmental pollution linked to a number of large industrial complexes in the area.
The new demonstration project will gather data continuously through sensors installed in Gangseo District which will then be sent to the smart city center in the area, allowing local officials to get on top of the problems of environment pollution more quickly.
In the past, complaints of environmental pollution took a long time to be dealt with because of the slow and tedious process involving physical visits from officials, but the new move by the MSIP and MOLIT is set to shorten the environmental complaint process drastically through the use of CCTV cameras and IoT sensors that can help pinpoint the whereabouts of a problem and the level of pollution.
The government plans to install the system in Gangseo District to go ahead with the environment monitoring initiative by the end of this year, with the prospect of expanding the system to other local governments across the nation from next year.
Hyunsu Yim (firstname.lastname@example.org)