Dhaka WASA Drainage (O&M) Circle, has recently launched the Urban Dredging Demonstration Project (UDDP) as part of the Water Operators Partnership (WOP) between Dhaka WASA and Vitens Evides International (VEI).
The launch is part of a recently started 10 years dredging program by Dhaka WASA to clean all canals in the capital of Bangladesh.
The canals, the primary drainage system of the city, cannot handle the huge volumes of rain water that is generate during the monsoon and every year large part of the city go under water.
Dhaka WASA started two demonstration projects by using Dutch urban dredging technologies such as a floating bulldozer, push tugboat, excavator and pontoon. To make use of the full potential of the Dutch technology and knowledge two different type of drains where chosen: the Kallyanpur canal and the Segunbagicha box culvert.
Dredging Today Staff, July 14, 2014