A student of A’Sharqiyah University has been awarded a gold medal for inventing an automatic pothole repairing car. The inventor, Al Zahra bint Mohammed al Husseiniya, won the gold medal at the 11th International Invention Fair of the Middle East (IIFME), Kuwait lately.
Speaking to Muscat Daily
, Al Zahra, a resident of the wilayat of Quriyat in Muscat, stated, “I started working on the project in 2014. Till now, I have come up with five prototypes. This automatic pothole repairing vehicle makes everyone’s job easy. I got the Intellectual Property certificate for my project from the Ministry of Commerce and Industry in 2015.”
Talking additional about the project, she stated, “It was a challenge to work on the project. I had to equally divide my time between the project and studies. My parents provided financial support for the project. They kept me motivated and I owe this success to them.”
On future plans, Al Zahra, stated “I want monetary help to additional function on the project. I hope this mini automatic pothole repairing car will be utilized in Oman. It will save time and funds to do the job. Such a program is required all more than the globe. It will serve all road customers.
“I thank my parents and my project supervisor Turkiyah Batashi in A’Sharqiyah University for their support. My message to the Omani youth is ‘Achieving your goal comes with hard work, desire and determination’.”
Information Source: Muscat Daily