Abu Dhabi: Over the next few years, a detailed three-dimensional model of buildings and structures across the emirate of Abu Dhabi will be created to ease emergency responses and enhance public safety, the Municipality of Abu Dhabi City announced in a statement on Sunday.

The model also aims to help in the management of plots across the emirate, and the internal database created will be shared with other relevant government entities. The Municipality statement added that work on the initiative has already started.

Khalfan Al Nuaimi, acting executive director of town planning at the Municipality, said that compiling the model is therefore one of the Municipality’s most important projects, especially as it will help maintain the emirate’s rapid pace of development.

The project will be undertaken in collaboration with the Department of Municipal Affairs, Al Ain Municipality, Western Region Municipality, Abu Dhabi Follow-Up and Control Centre, Abu Dhabi Systems and Information Centre and the Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council.