First bamboo-made telecom tower installed in Dhaka


MNA Science & Tech Desk: The first bamboo-made telecom tower was installed at the rooftop of a building at Uttara in the city on Tuesday.

The technology group developed the tower in association with Bangladesh University of Engineering (BUET). BTRC chairman Shahjahan Mahmood, among others, was present during the installation ceremony.

Tower management company Edotco installed the tower which was developed with home grown technology in collaboration with Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (Buet).

The company is focusing on the use of alternative material instead of the traditional steel structures in telecommunications.

The company intends to roll out more such bamboo structures in several other places in Dhaka in 2017. And by 2018, it plans to take this solution to other markets where Edotco operates and where bamboo resources are available.