Smart Tech Solution, which is one of the portfolio companies of One To Watch (OTW), is a trusted IT company for application, web, mobile, and brand identity solutions. Established in 2010, Smart Tech has achieved substantial recognition in the market through their flagship Computer-Aided Design (CAD) applications for designing roads and water supply channels which are widely used by local governing bodies and infrastructure developers. Apart from this, they have also developed web portal solutions, digital advertising solutions, e-governance solutions, and enterprise application solutions for companies in different industries and sectors.
Owing to the waste management issues due to the aftermath of COVID-19, Smart Tech recently collaborated with OXFAM Nepal to create web and mobile-based applications for solid waste management. Due to COVID-19, the waste collection process from households and institutions was challenging. Hence, the importance of sustainable WASH (Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene) practices in Nepal by empowering waste collectors and households through digitally enabled solutions was realized.
Smart Tech is developing an application for OXFAM that will help waste collectors to record and manage their customer data and streamline their operations by mapping customer location for waste collection, setting collection schedules and routes, automate customer payments and accounts management, and view overall waste collection statistics. It also enables the clients and households to log in and register for waste collection services, view collection schedules, request special pickups, get notifications and make online payments. The application is currently being implemented in Birendranagar Municipality and the team is looking to implement it in all the major municipalities in Nepal.
The unique blend of IT in waste management will be an exemplary project for many who wish to make a difference in the waste management system in Nepal. Effective waste management is the best way to combat environmental pollution and health issues. Through this collaboration, we are certain that the waste management in Birendranagar will take a 180-degree turn and this can also be replicated across many other municipalities. OTW is continuously encouraging and enabling companies such as Smart Tech Solutions to leverage technology to provide smart solutions by providing strategic and financial support to such companies.