UET to get approval for setup of Technology Park
Peshawar, June 04, 2008: NWFP UET Peshawar will get the approval and endorsement of provincial
government to establish the Technology Park at Jalozai. The establishment of
Technology Park will help introduce a vibrant environment that will support
research and development by bringing together academics, industry and service
providers. This was stated by the Provincial Minister for Science &
Technology and IT Muhammad Ayub Ashari, while addressing at the National
Symposium on Renewable Energy Resources, held in joint collaboration of UET
Peshawar Directorate of Science and Technology and other line agencies. In a key
note address, Dr. Hisham-El-Dissouky, foreign faculty at UET, Peshawar
emphasized the need to develop alternate resources to oil. "It should be the
highest priority of nation while looking into the increasing demand and scarce
availability of conventional energy resources.
It is important that government
should support academicians in research and finding ways to produce energy
resources through wind energy and solar energy which can be used at a huge
scale. He stressed that bio fuel can be used in existing diesel engines without
any modification and can be blended at any ratio with petrol diesel. This bio
diesel is an efficient resource to reduce annual import of foreign petrol
supplies, will have optimum effects on environment such as air pollution, public
health risks and hazardous gas emissions.
One of the recommendations put forward
by Dr. Dessoukey was not to disturb the edible agriculture products for
production purposes but bio diesel can be obtained through husk and inedible
portions. He apprised the audience with international statistics, that Jatropho,
a plant that grow in waste lands, grow in hot climates, and can produce optimum
results in high quality bio diesel production in Pakistan. "Jatropho projects
are running successfully in India, Cambodia, Malaysia and Indonesia, while there
is none in Pakistan besides having favorable environmental and economic
He also shared the research, being done at UET to extract edible
oil (Rice bran oil), by the processing the rice husk. "Every 4478 ton" can give
out a good amount high quality edible oil with 20% additional vitamin E, this
needs further research at macro level, so that we could come up with practical
and marketable suggestions, he said. It is popular cooking oil in major Asian
countries including Japan and China. Syed Imtiaz Hussain Gilani, VC NWFP UET
said there is no dearth of energy resources, but there is a lack of commitment
among politicians in his address. If you don't take charge, some one else will
take over", that is the reason, a few decades ago, West thought seriously how to
bring together researchers and industrial needs at a common point where both
give way-out to each other's problems".
Silicon Valley is one such example where
Stanford University, created a wonderful concept to establish technology Park.
He said technology parks have been established every where in the world. India
alone has 500 technology parks and ICICI Technology Park is the largest in
India. While lamenting about the government's attitude, he said, with the
approval of former caretaker CM, Shams-ul-Mulk, UET had got the approval of a
technology park at a 150 acre land, but with delaying techniques, this project
is in limbo so far. While referring to Prof. Atta-ur-Rehman, Chairman Higher
Education Commission's efforts, he said, he has appreciated the idea of
establishing Technology Park in joint collaboration of GIK, on the condition the
land would be allotted by provincial government.
HEC would be willing to donate
funds, after we prepare PC-1, and assure them the allotment of land. He
requested the provincial minister, to let not this issue become the victim of
politics. He appreciated the efforts of Khalid Khan Director Directorate of
Science and Technology for his efforts to bringing out this issue on surface.
Prof. Azaam-ul-Asar, Chairman, Chairman Department of Electrical Engineering,
and IEEE Peshawar Sub section also highlighted major focal areas including solar
energy, wind energy hydro power that would be discussed in split sessions. F.P Report
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