THE Lapu-Lapu City Government will install surveillance cameras in at least 18 areas in the city within the year.
Andy Berame, deputy action officer of the City Disaster Management Office, said the City will spend P10 million to P15 million for the project, which the City aims to complete before the APEC summit in Cebu later this year.
“We’re still studying the proposals of different CCTV (closed-circuit television) camera suppliers,” he told reporters in a recent interview.
Berame said the City needs to install security cameras in important locations because of the surge of foreign and local tourists in recent years.
Areas where CCTV cameras will be placed include the Mactan Liberty Shrine and the junctions next to the first Mactan-Mandaue Bridge and the Marcelo Fernan Bridge.
Berame said the presence of CCTV cameras in crucial areas like the airport road and the public market will also boost investor confidence in the city.
He said their target is to put the CCTV cameras in place by the second or third quarter of the year.
The footage from the CCTV cameras will be monitored in a command center at the City Hall.
Berame said he and other officials will visit other local government units with CCTV cameras and a command center to learn more.