ORGANISATION - Ministry Of Transport Contract

 It will now be easier for Government agencies to use drones in their work, such as to conduct aerial surveys of construction sites.The Ministry of Transport (MOT) announced on Tuesday (Nov 1) that it has awarded a master contract to three drone companies to provide unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for public agencies.

The master contract will facilitate the procurement of UAS services, as well as "achieve economies of scale by aggregating the demand from public agencies", the ministry said in a press release.

CWT Aeospace Services was one of the three tenders that was able to clinch the tender. The master contract will allow Government agencies to get a drone as quickly as within days. Previously, agencies would have to call their own tenders to source for a vendor, which could take weeks.