Ministry to use drones to monitor development projects

The rural development ministry says using drone technology is in line with the fourth industrial revolution. (AFP pic)

KANGAR: The Rural Development Ministry will use drone technology or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) to monitor its development projects nationwide, said its minister Rina Mohd Harun.

She said the ministry would fully use drones in its project areas this year as the technology could provide more accurate information.

“For a start, the ministry plans to use drones in the 28 poorest districts earmarked for socio-economic development projects nationwide,” she told reporters after observing the drone technology of Haas Solutions Sdn Bhd here today.

Rina said the use of drones was in line with the fourth industrial revolution.

She said drones could cover a wide area and would be useful for studies on the implementation of infrastructures.

Haas Solutions chief executive officer Hazry Desa said the company would work with the ministry to widen the use of drone technology.

Hans Solution was set up with UniMAP to manufacture drones. It also provided drone repair services to the public.