Drones to be used to supervise public construction projects in the Dominican Republic

An agreement has been signed on 19 February between the Inter American Development Bank (IDB) and the Santo Domingo Cybernetic Park, that will see drones used to supervise public construction projects. Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are encouraged to leverage robotics and advances in communication technologies within these infrastructure projects. The expectation is that this agreement will lead to a shift in the process where public works are supervised better, leading to a reduction in supervising costs, an optimisation in the analysis and tracking of civil works, a reduction in project execution errors and the development of workers within the construction industry. The programme will simultaneously run in Panama and Bolivia, and will see capacity building for staff in data capture and data processing of the drone data.