Da Nang students design trash collector

A group of final-year students at Da Nang Technology and Science College has manufactured an amphibious trash collector � the first of its kind in Vietnam � to help clean rubbish from the sea and the beach.

The trio � Vo Anh Khoa, Tran Van Nhat and Truong Van Binh � said the machine was made on the base of a battery-powered mobile tank and hybrid water jet for operation both on the beach and at sea. The machine has wide arms designed to grab as much rubbish as possible. It could move at 12km per hour and work non-stop for 10 hours, collecting as much rubbish as 12 workers can pick up in a day. The student said the machine can be produced at a cost of 10,000 USD, a third as much as an imported trash collector.

Source: VOV5