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App released in HCMC with flooding information

Released at: 11:26, 09/10/2017

App released in HCMC with flooding information

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Users able to determine flooded areas with UDI Maps.

by Tue Lam

People living and working in Ho Chi Minh City will be able to avoid flooded areas by receiving necessary information on their smartphone, both iOS and Android, from the UDI Maps app created by the Ho Chi Minh City Urban Drainage Company Limited after a trial run on Android devices ended successfully.

After downloading UDI Maps, users can determine rain and flood forecasts on roads, as well as tides. They can then select the best route to their destination.

According to the software development unit, information on rain, flooding and tides come from automated measurement stations and staff in districts.

Traffic jams and flooding are two issues Ho Chi Minh City’s residents must frequently face. With the growing number of smartphone users, city authorities decided to software to spread available information.

The Saigon River Tunnel Management Center previously introduced a traffic jam prevention app, to help people identify congested areas, with information also available on parking lots and public toilets.

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