Hytera Offers Communications Support Following Laos Dam Collapse
Wednesday, August 01, 2018 | Comments

A hydroelectric power station dam under construction in southeastern Laos collapsed 23 July. The collapse resulted in hundreds of people missing; about 6,600 people homeless; and nearly 3,000 people still “waiting for rescue.”

Bad weather and continuous heavy rains destroyed most road traffic facilities. However, the rescuers are still trying their best in difficult conditions.

After the accident, several civilian volunteer organizations planning to go to Laos for a humanitarian movement contacted Hytera, asking for professional mobile radio (PMR) communications support. Hytera developed an emergency communication plan in a short period of time. As of 26 July, Hytera Laos branch and local distributors prepared necessary communications equipment. The local technical engineers from the overseas customer service department were in 24-hour standby to provide the first-minute support once needed.

On 27 July, Hytera received a message from BSR that its command center could not contact rescuers because of a weak communications signal. Considering the complex environment, the command center worried about the rescuers' safety. After communicating BSR's needs in detail, Hytera’s technical team customized emergency communication solutions and transported the equipment to the destination.

During the past several years, Hytera has supported BSR in several rescues, such as the Nepal earthquake, the Myanmar flood and the Guangming landslide.

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