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The Desert Turns into an Oasis, Cat® Equipment Shows Its Skills

May 31, 2023 | Industry Company Dynamics | 0 comments

The Nubian Desert, located in the northeast of Sudan, Africa, is a barren and barren land. Ethmar, an agricultural investment company, has launched an “oasis project” in the local area, planning to invest 225 million US dollars to turn the desert into an oasis. After the project is completed, 1,700 square kilometers of desert will be transformed into cultivated land, which will have a major impact on Sudan’s agricultural development.

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DAL Group, the parent company of Ethmar, is full of confidence, “We have the Nile, and many other rivers; we also have precipitation, groundwater, and high-quality soil hidden under the sand layer. Although there are difficulties, we must also see what we have The conditions that are met depend on man-made efforts.” Osama, chairman of the group, said.

It’s all about irrigation “If you can get irrigation to work, then turning deserts into farmland will be a no-brainer,” says Nazim, CEO of Ethmar Agricultural Investments.

But the challenges are real… Tropical desert environment is harsh, and sandstorms are raging; summer temperatures reach 48 degrees Celsius, and water evaporates at an accelerated rate, posing challenges for irrigation.

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Cat equipment showed its talents and played an important role in the “Oasis Project”. The tropical desert is full of wind and sand, drought and heat. 60 Cat equipment overcome difficulties and fight with all their strength to help the construction of irrigation canals.

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The Caterpillar team worked closely with the local agent SUTRAC, using years of practical experience, not only providing equipment rental, but also providing customers with valuable services and suggestions, which promoted the smooth progress of the project.

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Historically, Sudan, which relied on agriculture as its pillar, was once known as the “bread basket” of the world. The “Oasis Project” is of great significance to Sudan’s agricultural development. By 2030, the area covered by the “Oasis Project” will increase from the current 526 The square kilometers increased to 1,700 square kilometers, and it is expected that 350 Cat equipment will be put into use.

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The desert turns into an oasis, and the world takes on a new look. Caterpillar and its dealers are always with customers on their way to build a better and more sustainable world.

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