The establishment of Emergency Information Network Center in Ulan Bator
The Safety Concerns for Ulan Bator are Due to a Rapid Population Increase
Mongolia is renowned for its vast grasslands. It is the sixth largest country in Asia in terms of geographical size.
Fast urbanization is occurring in Mongolia, too. People are flocking to the cities, including Ulan Bator, which is the country’s capital. Currently, a whopping 38% of the country’s entire population lives in the capital. The number of accidents and crimes continue to rise in the city. The emergency relief system in the city depended on manual labor and a poor communications network. Both of which caused the city to suffer even more. As a result, the police or ambulances arrive at accident/crime sites within 20 minutes for only 70% of all the reported cases. Against this backdrop, the government of Mongolia began to move to improve its emergency relief system.
LG CNS Technology Helps Protect the Safety and Lives of Citizens
The GDP per capita in Mongolia is 3,848 USD. It is one of the developing countries that is eligible for financial assistance from the EDCF (Economic Development Cooperation Fund) Korea.
The EDCF is a policy fund that is provided by The Export-Import Bank of Korea (Korea Eximbank). The fund offers finances to support developing countries’ industrialization and economic development, while promoting these countries’ economic exchanges with Korea.
In 2009, Mongolia decided to promote the establishment of the EIN (Emergency Information Network) as its top priority project. The EIN aimed at protecting the lives of people and enhancing their safety. LG CNS won the contract (about 18 billion KRW) for the country’s largest project ever.
With its abundant experience in establishing emergency relief systems in Korea for the fire department and the police department, LG CNS successfully completed the Ulan Bator project, which required sophisticated work to integrate the communication networks of various agencies, including the Ministry of Justice and Home Affairs, the National Police Agency of Mongolia, the Fire Prevention Department, and National Emergency Management Agency.
Following construction work that went on for about a year starting in May 2009, LG CNS completed the Integrated Emergency Relief Control Center in 2010. It is a five-story building (with one basement) that is within the premises of the National Police Agency of Mongolia and is located in Ulan Bator. LG CNS also provided the agency with a number of CCTVs and 4,000 vehicles and mobile terminals equipped with digital TRS (Trunked Radio System). LG CNS laid over 150 kilometers of an optical network throughout the city of Ulan Bator so that relief personnel can immediately respond to emergency situations ranging from accident/crime reporting to dispatching orders to conducting situation control and to completing on-site follow-up actions. The emergency control office at the Integrated Emergency Relief Control Center can now monitor the city’s accident/crime scenes in real-time.
LG CNS had local employees participate in the building of the emergency information network from the start.
The reason is that LG CNS wanted the government of Mongolia to be able to operate the system on its own once the system installation was complete. LG CNS provided local employees with intensive education on the various topics that are required for the operation of the emergency information system. The company did its best to conduct a technology transfer. LG CNS enhanced the country’s overall competence in providing emergency information services.
Through the successful launch of the EIN system in Ulan Bator, Mongolia, LG CNS was able to prove the excellence of its emergency information systems once again.
At the opening ceremony, the government of Mongolia stated that it hopes for its accident/crime response rates to sharply improve to the level of Korea’s response rates via the establishment of EIN in the country.
LG CNS sincerely hopes that Ulan Bator, Mongolia, will succeed.
Written by Angela SJ Heo firstname.lastname@example.org