Thomas Zilén Kjær

Company: Mobilized Construction

School: Aalborg University

Mobilized Construction is developing and deploying a community-based road maintenance methodology to maintain dirt roads in rural communities in Uganda. We are utilizing SMS text messaging to deploy employees to urgent maintenance areas and two GPS-tracking mobile apps to measure road quality. Our community-based approach improves road quality and matches road maintenance needs with available labor, delivering a more reliable and cost effective solution. We predict our approach can be as low as $2,000-$3,000 USD per km compared to $16,000-$20,000 USD charged by traditional heavy-machinery based companies.


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