Dialog Enterprise’s Smart Fleet paves the way for efficient demining in North & East of Sri Lanka

Dialog Enterprise, the corporate ICT solutions arm of Dialog Axiata PLC, has tied up with Mines Advisory Group Sri Lanka (MAG) to equip purpose-built vehicles with its innovative Smart Fleet real-time GPS driven vehicle tracking system. This marks an unprecedented leap forward in terms of assisting the ongoing demining operations in the northern & eastern provinces covering, Vavuniya, Mannar, Kilinochchi, Mullaitivu, Batticaloa and Trincomalee.

MAG has been working in Sri Lanka since 2002, locating and removing landmines, unexploded ordnance and other remnants of war systematically. With the support of international donors and the Sri Lankan army, MAG has released over 52.5 square kilometres of land, cleared over 63,714 mines and removed over 28,187 unexploded ordnances.

In order to carry out this large-scale operation consisting of over 900 staff, MAG relies on a fleet of heavy vehicles which include excavators, lorries, double cabs and bowsers to ensure an effective and smooth operation. Approximately 95% of MAG vehicles have been fitted with the Smart Fleet solution which provides precise data on vehicle movement, location, unauthorised usage, security and fuel consumption.

 Several demining sites are located in remote areas with less telecommunication facilities, therefore the availability of a GPS tracking system utilising smart fleet technology allows the detection of vehicle and team members at any given time to ensure their safety and security.

Voicing his thoughts on the Smart Fleet solution, Kevin Klerx – Head of Support Services of MAG Sri Lanka says, “Thanks to this innovative solution provided by Dialog Enterprise, we are able to track all of our vehicles in the field with the GPS tracking system. Besides that, we also have fuel sensors installed in most of our vehicles. We require approximately 40,000 litres of diesel per month to carry out our operational tasks, hence it is vital for us to understand the fuel consumption, in order to make comparisons with previous data to derive analytical calculations of the fuel consumption and cost. With the ongoing fuel crisis in the country, this technology enables us to establish a proper infrastructure and effectively manage our fleet.


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