In large parts of Africa, roads are impassable or non-existent. That makes it challenging to deliver life-saving medical supplies to the people who need them. A collaboration between Afrotech, EPFL, the Norman Foster Foundation, and Foster + Partners will result in a droneport in Rwanda, where drones will arrive and depart, carrying emergency supplies, spare parts, electronics, and other items as part of an e-commerce network. Initially, drones with a 3-meter wingspan and capable of carrying a payload of 10 kg will fly routes across the country. By 2025, the port will accommodate drones with a 6-meter wingspan that are capable of carrying payloads of 100 kg.
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