ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry has announced that he will soon introduce three-wheeler cars for women.
Talking on Hum News morning show ‘Sabh Se Aage’, he said that electric cars will start running in Islamabad very soon.
Fawad Chaudry mentions adversities women have to face
Fawad Chaudhry said these three-wheelers would be available in lively colours like red and yellow, and would have the air-conditioner, Wifi and GPS facilities.
He mentioned the adversities that women in the country has to face while travelling to their academic institutions, job or entrepreneur related works. These electric three-wheelers would resolve their transport issue to a larger extent, he added.
The lack of freedom of mobility seriously hampers the ability to reach one’s potential.
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Besides this, Fawad Chaudhry said an electric vehicle value chain would be established in Pakistan under the strategic alliance between Pakistan and China-based companies.
The investment of 50 million dollars would be made initially in the project while manufacturing of the electric buses would begin in the second phase.
“Around 25 percent of the global pollution comes from the transport sector and environmental hazards can be addressed widely through shifting on electric vehicles,” he said.
Technology can help mitigate problems in agriculture
Listing another initiative of precision agriculture, the minister stated that 500 technology-based farms would be created to introduce 100 percent export-based agriculture.
He said two, five and 12.5 acres farms would be given technology packages including drone, water censors, pesticides censors, packaging facility, seed selection etc.
He said in our country, maximum production at even 12.5 acres land is not sufficient for our farmers to bear expenses, however, in China, a farmer could get optimum production at one-acre land through tech-based agricultural practices which were enough for him for the whole year.
Employing technology-based farming practices would ensure peak efficiency in the utility of land, mitigating debilitating conditions that farmers face.
The second part of this initiative, he mentioned, is to develop corporate livestock farms for the farmers. Pakistan Halal Authority has been created which would ensure the quality of meat and Islamic way of sacrificing an animal.
Fawad Chaudhry: Pakistan has great Information technology potential
Fawad Chaudhry also mentioned another project of Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education under which 440 schools would be converted into STEM schools in the first phase.
Around 100,000 students would be imparted STEM education annually from Grade IX to Grade XII.
He said Pakistan has great potential in Information Technology, however, lagging behind in hard-core science. The minister was of the view that Pakistan had a robust beginning in terms of scientific interventions since its establishment.
Talking to hosts Owais Mangalwala and Shafa Yousafzai, he said that technological innovation is the key to the development of nations.
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He said that the importance of government schools has diminished and they are working together with the provinces to improve government schools.
Earlier, Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry had said that new technologies were being introduced for special people.
Addressing the event, he said that 360 million people in the world are deaf. Introducing a technology that can be used to translate signals into language.
Fawad Chaudhry said that tributes are paid to personalities who work for special people. Working to further innovate and improve the technological progress in Pakistan. Technology is exploring many new avenues for people with disabilities.
He said that technology had the power of enriching living, changing generations. He said that we hope of similar transformative work from multinational companies for Pakistan. These are the people who can change the world for us.
GVS News Desk`