HO CHI MINH CITY, May 5 (Xinhua) -- Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh City is installing more and more surveillance cameras along streets to prevent and fight against theft and robbery, the municipal Transport Department said on Friday.
The city's District 12 on Friday inaugurated a surveillance camera control center to use real-time images to tackle social order and security issues, such as thefts, robberies and traffic violations, said the department.
The district, which has already installed 518 surveillance cameras, will install nearly 1,500 more in the near future. Earlier, District 5 installed many surveillance cameras for similar reasons.
Ho Chi Minh City is also installing surveillance cameras on buses to effectively prevent and fight against sexual harassment and theft, said the department.