Fawad Chaudhry announces to launch small-scale biogas plant for domestic use
ISLAMABAD - Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry on Wednesday announced to launch a small-scale biogas plant for domestic use while maintaining his reforms.
Talking to a private news channel, he expressed that he has created a geyser-sized biogas plant that will serve to utilize organic waste. Science minister said that the machine will turn all the organic waste of a kitchen into gas which will be sufficient enough for a family of five to six people.
Fawad Chaudhry asserted that it will be a cost-friendly unit which will cost around Rs35,000.
Safe Drinking Water
Talking about his own ‘Safe Drinking Water’ project, he said that the Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources (PCRWR) tested the underground water samples collected from every tehsil of the country and revealed that 83 percent of drinking water is unsafe. “To solve this problem, we are building various filtration plants everywhere”, he added.
Technology minister expressed that these filtration plants will be provided to the common people which they will plant in their homes and benefit more. He added that safe water is also incorporating multinational companies in the project to expand its reach to everyone.
Regarding the project, the federal minister further said that 70% of the health budget is spent on water related diseases. “If we are able to provide clean water to the people, it will have a very positive impact on our hospitals,” he added.
Fawad Chaudhry said that the quality of water obtained from this project is equal to that of best multinational companies. He hoped that there would be very cheap and clean drinking water available throughout Pakistan before the next elections.
Fawad Chaudhry said that the step has been taken in light of the government’s austerity measures. This bottled water will be a cheaper alternative to the mineral water that is currently available at government offices, he said.
The bottled water, called the ‘Safe Drinking Water, will cost Rs1 per litre, the federal minister remarked. The Pakistan Council of Research and Water Reserves have so far prepared 500 ml bottles for the water.
He went on to say that in order to win the trust of people on this project, this water will be served to officials at PM Office, GHQ and Parliament House first, and then later at offices of different ministries.
Eco-friendly electronic bike and rickshaw
Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry announced to introduce eco-friendly motorcycles and Qingqi rickshaws nationwide which will work on battery system.
Fawad Chaudhry visited Pakistan Council of Renewable Energy Technologies (PCRET) in Islamabad where he announced to introduce eco-friendly electronic motorcycles and rickshaws to save the energy and environment. He gave demonstration of e-bikes and e-rickshaws by driving them himself.
Technology Minister expressed that Pakistan is the largest country in the world to use motorbikes and rickshaws whereas the electronic vehicles are the future of transport in this country.
He went on to say that he aims to transform the transport of the country into electronic technology where it will run on battery rather than petroleum. “Changes in electronic technology will reduce carbon in the environment”, added Fawad Chaudhry.
Fawad Chaudhry further asserted that the ministry has been asked to create projects that can directly improve the lives of the common man.