Iriga: CamSur receives state-of-the-art Mobile Command and Control Vehicle from DOST; vows to ensure a safer CamSur and Bicol Region

(Photo courtesy of Province of CamSur)

In a ceremonial signing of the Memorandum of Agreement, Secretary Renato Solidum Jr. of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) formally turned over the latest and state-of-the-art Mobile Command and Control Vehicle (MoCCoV) to Governor Luigi Villafuerte of the province of Camarines Sur on June 27, 2024, at the Digital Transformation Center, Capitol Complex, Cadlan, Pili.

The Project MoCCoV of DOST, developed by a Filipino inventor, is equipped with the latest scientific and technological tools including communication and surveillance facilities, rescue and medical triaging, a conference room, and a portable boat. While powered by an electric supply, the MoCCOV can also remain operational through its built-in solar panels and wind turbines in the event that a direct power supply is no longer accessible. For its surveillance facilities, it has CCTV, searchlights, and an automated weather survey station that allows responders to monitor and anticipate any incoming natural calamities. It also has drone equipment that has the capability to deliver emergency equipment and supplies.

“In CamSur, this project is truly important because in the history of our province, we all know that we are frequently hit by strong typhoons,” Gov Luigi said during the ceremonial turnover.

He also said that the Provincial Government will aim to partner the mobile command center with the province’s mobile hospitals and diagnostic vans to ensure a mobile, swift, and accessible safety precaution for the province.

To end his speech, Governor Luigi extended his gratitude to the DOST for the MoCCoV and vowed that in case a neighboring community, municipality, or province needs assistance in response, the province of Camarines Sur will be quick to respond as it has always been in past calamities.

(Source: Province of Camarines Sur)

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