UDDP Uses Remotely Operated Dredge

The Urban Dredging Demonstration Project (UDDP) has reached the decision to use the electric floating bulldozer for dredging of the Segunbagicha box culvert.

Since the culvert haven’t been cleaned for years it is a very unhealthy environment and that’s why UDDP decided to operate the floating bulldozer by remote control. Operators can now sit behind five camera’s or use the remote control unit outside.

Every year the capital of Bangladesh, experiences increasing flooding problems that are effecting millions of inhabitants and businesses in the city. The UDDP assists Dhaka Water and Sewerage Company (DWASA) in reducing floods in the city of Dhaka.

The project demonstrates Dutch dredging technologies in selected urban drains, disseminates Dutch dredging expertise to internal staff of DWASA, raising awareness about the functions of urban drainage systems of all stakeholders.

 

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