Young innovator makes different electrical appliances
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): A young man in the capital of northern Balkh province has innovated electrical appliances including traffic signal lights cheaper than installed in major cities.
The youth has made different electrical switches, switching transformers, remote-controls, traffic signal lights and others.
The 35-year-old, Syed Haider Hashmi, is a resident of Mazar-i-Sharif, the provincial capital, and has learned technical education in electrical.
He told Pajhwok Afghan News during an interview that he had been associated with making electrical appliances over the past 10 years.
He said he had many times tried that the government use electrical appliances made by him, but he was yet to be formally contacted.
Of his appliances, Hashmi showed Pajhwok Afghan News the traffic signal light he had made of small bulbs, plastic glass, ordinary switch, electrical board and wires.
He said the traffic light cost him 500 afghanis compared to $200 each of those installed in cities. He said the signal light made by him consumed less electricity.
He said his traffic lights could also be controlled by mobile phone. “An ordinary mobile phone is installed and when you give it a missed call, turns off and on.”
Hashmi said electrical appliances made by him were sold in the market against very low rates compared to those made by companies.
He said if the government wanted to buy his appliances, he would make them at low costs.
The governor’s spokesman, Munir Farhad, told Pajhwok Afghan News he was happy learning about Hashmi’s innovation work and promised to meet him about his products.
Farhad promised that the innovator would be called to a meeting at the governor’s house on Monday and a decision about his electrical appliances would be made.
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