Pak Plas Endorses Chandi Technology

Pak Plas Endorses Chandi Technology

Pakistan Plastic Manufactures Association (Pak Plus) has recently endorsed Chandi Technology in their recently published magazine. Since the last several months, there has been a steady stream of publicity about the Chandi Technology (an innovation of Gul Bahao) in the European media especially Hungary, Britain, Germany, Holland, Italy, France, Greece etc. CNN, Voice of America and Aljazeera (and very recently BBC) have given it substantial coverage. What is more our website is being continuously studied all over the world.

The Chandi Technology is a research product whose development and extension has taken 23 long years on which millions of rupees of the wealthy and educated people of Karachi has been spent. This can be as big a change maker as the mobile telephone.

What is the Chandi Technology?. Briefly, they are modular blocks and panels whose raw material is Metalized film (or BOPP) and Thermopole respectively. The raw material used in the blocks is in fact a by product of plastic manufacturing industries, rendering it the most modern form of construction material hitherto. At the same time the techniques employed may be used for any and every kind of plastic waste, making it very useful for municipal waste management as well. The Chandi blocks however are absolutely clean and may be used in high quality prefabricated construction.

Now in the near future we will have Mobile factories, Mobile residential colonies, Mobile offices, Mobile hospitals Mobile schools – all of them being solid structures. Interchangeable in nature. A two storied Chandi Ghar can easily be converted into a water reservoir, a comfortable bed, sofa (in no time) and vice versa. Similarly the roof panels may easily be converted into light weight tables and chairs. Thanks to the insulated nature of the metalized film (the raw material used in the building blocks), the entire structure becomes cool in summer and warm in winter. Due to the sheer strength of the columns, a single room is easily extendable four times. The cost of manufacture and installation is unbelievably low because of the abundant availability of the raw material. They are also custom made. They can be easily produced and installed, with the minimum investment giving rise to a chain of entrepreneurs, dealers running into thousands. So far more than 150 structures using this technology have been put up all over Pakistan in following places. In Disaster Affected areas such as Mansehra, Muzaffargarh, Thatta, Awaran etc. Several times at Expo Centre and Karachi’s prominent places. Entertainment Hall and Lecture Hall. A Reception Hall which acts as a Rest House for patients attendants. It is being used by scores of people on a daily basis in Civil Hospital Mithi for the last three years.

A Ware House for Frontier Works Organization on the Super Highway housing chemical drums. Given the immense economic potential of the Chandi Technology, it would be but natural to use it for raising the employment level to the extent of Reviving the Economy.

At this point let us remember that the west has not developed because of its natural resources but because of its inventions like the Steam Engine, Antibiotics, Electricity etc. without having basic resources like abundant sunlight. At this stage, it is imperative that the government of Pakistan recognizes the immense importance of this technology which can help to revolutionize the economy as well as raise its image at the international level.

At the same time the Chandi technology offers unlimited opportunities for our plastic manufacturers who can use their waste material to produce Palace Like mobile structures and enter Pakistan’s vibrant construction industry with a BANG!

CHANDI TECHNOLOGY on European Media

Pakistani Media:

  1. https://www.facebook.com/dawndotcom/videos/10157408069770442/
  2. https://www.geo.tv/latest/123445-The-Road-Less-Travelled-Social-leaders-share-their-powerful-stories-at-TEDxIBA
  3. http://www.dawn.com/news/1301779
  4. https://tune.pk/video/6662341/project-gul-bahao-aims-to-transform-karachis-garbage-into-houses
  5. http://www.eikawaz.com/the-road-less-travelled-social-leaders-share-their-powerful-stories-at-tedxiba/
  6. http://dailytimes.com.pk/opinion/22-Apr-16/dont-throw-recycle-it
  7. http://monthlybrands.com.pk/nargis-latif-serving-humanity/

American and British Media:

  1. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/237304151_URBAN_ORGANIC_WASTE_MANAGEMENT_IN_KARACHI_PAKISTAN
  2. https://gonatureconnect.com/2016/08/15/a-woman-in-pakistan-is-making-homes-from-rubbish/
  3. http://www.notey.com/@inhabitat_unofficial/external/11902213/affordable-chandi-gar-homes-made-with-recycled-plastic-bricks-pop-up-in-a-matter-of-hours.html
  4. http://inhabitat.com/affordable-chandi-gar-homes-made-with-recycled-plastic-bricks-pop-up-in-a-matter-of-hours/
  5. http://www.treehugger.com/green-architecture/waste-transformed-building-blocks-pakistan-gul-bahao-nargis-latif.html
  6. http://www.odditycentral.com/architecture/recycling-crusader-uses-simple-garbage-to-build-houses-for-the-poor.html
  7. http://www.exploration-online.com/2016/10/16/giving-pakistans-nargis-latif-the-recognition-she-deserves/
  8. https://uk.news.yahoo.com/woman-turning-rubbish-homes-pakistan-101145817.html
  9. http://ilikum.org/nargis_latif/
  10. https://collectively.org/video/watch-woman-turning-karachis-garbage-houses/
  11. http://designtroo.com/2016/09/01/1076/

Turkish Media:

  1. http://www.arkitera.com/haber/27914/copten-ev

Italian Media:

  1. http://www.aneddoticamagazine.com/gul-bahao-simple-and-cheap-technologies/
  2. http://www.inspiraction.news/it/2016/10/19/nargis-latif-la-fata-che-trasforma-i-rifiuti-in-case-nel-pakistan/
  3. http://www.agoravox.it/Rifiuti-e-riciclo-Nargis-Latif-la.html
  4. http://www.womenews.net/rifiuti-e-riciclo-nargis-latif-la-donna-pakistana-che-trasforma-la-spazzatura-in-edilizia/

German Media:

  1. http://www.ecowoman.de/1-blog/5114-recycling-haeuser-aus-plastikmuell-fuer-krisengebiete-chance-oder-irrweg

Hungarian Media:

  1. http://365.reblog.hu/terjednek-a-hulladekbol-epult-ezust-hazak

French Media:

  1. http://positivr.fr/nargis-latif-pakistan-maisons-dechets-gul-bahao/
  2. http://citizenpost.fr/2016/09/pakistan-recycle-dechets-construire-maisons/

Middle Eastern Media:

  1. http://independent.ae/2413/worries-pile-waste-grows-pakistan/

Dutch Media:

  1. http://www.hpdetijd.nl/2016-08-15/waarom-een-pakistaanse-vrouw-afval-omtoverde-tot-huizen-meubels-en-mobiele-toiletten/

Indian Media:

  1. http://motivateme.in/nargis-latif-has-the-mission-of-keeping-karachi-clean/
  2. http://jaipurwomenblog.org/pakistans-nargis-latif-is-turning-garbage-into-homes-read-how/

Slovenian Media:

  1. http://www.slovenskenovice.si/bizarno/video-za-reveze-gradi-hise-iz-smeti

Greek Media:

  1. http://www.alphafreepress.gr/nargis-latif-gineka-pou-ftiachni-oloklira-spitia-apo-skoupidia-photos/

KARACHI MAKES HISTORY!

 

 

Gul Bahao's Chandi Ghar at the Karachi Press Club Gul Bahao's Chandi Ghar at the Karachi Press Club
Gul Bahao's Furniture Innovation at the Karachi Press Club Gul Bahao's Furniture Innovation at the Karachi Press Club

 

KARACHI MAKES HISTORY!

The 29th and 30th NOVEMBER are invariably among the best days of Karachi-balmy,(nights can be quite chilly though) cloudless weather,ideal for any outdoor exhibition.In this case “Karachi’s gift to the World” a Mega Event jointly put up by Gul Bahao and the Commissioner-ate Karachi at the Karachi Press Club. The “Gift” in this case was the Chandi technology, the latest addition to the world of innovation. Gul Bahao has been presenting its Chandi Technology in different parts of the Country so what was new about this exhibition?. Given the fact that the world is being increasingly filled with all kinds of breathtaking ,exotic, innovations does the Chandi Technology stand a chance?The Chandi Technology has seldom failed to impress the onlookers by its captivating looks but this time the onus of assessing it and publicising it lay squarely on the journalists associated with the Karachi Press Club.The people of Karachi were on the streets campaigning for who would rule them for the next several years. In this scenario Gul Bahao a small NGO was vying for attention for what it claims is a major breakthrough!

The venue was the parking lot of the Karachi Press club which was filled with cars and motorcycles which would only be cleared after midnight to allow the exhibition to be put up. Journalists (although few in number) who had been keeping track of Gul Bahao’s performance for the last several years helped to raise the morale of the workers and the organizers throughout the two days. Some even went to the extent of criticizing fellow journalists and the general public for not paying due attention to this “great venture”. Nargis Latif the organizer of the event related the kindness of a certain journalist working for a well known T.V channel. At the unearthly hour of 3 in the morning when Gul Bahaos workers were shifting 100 kgs weighing columns this journalist offered his services for any kind of help. The workers were longing for a cup of hot tea in the chilly night. Despite the fact that shops were closed at that time the journalist managed to get piping hot tea for the workers.

The exhibition was to start at 10 a.m Sunday morning.A number of stalls sponsored by ABAD, WWF and a few others had to be put up.A hall 15ft x 23ft as well as a water reservoir 15ft x 35ft, a room 10ft x 12ft while the number of workers was only 6! It is true that sets for film shooting are put up in just a matter of minutes.But these exhibits were meant to be real live ones,not make believe! By ten o’clock the exhibition was not ready. Luckily, it was Sunday and Karachites were used to getting up late in the day so that,by the time people started trickling in, the exhibition was on.

The staff of the Commissioner-ate Karachi,the co host of the program had worked hard to bring the people of Karachi to the Press Club.Newspapers and T.V tickers kept exhorting people to come and see”how useful things were being made from garbage. Clearly many who came to the event were those who were motivated about the cause of the environment. One of the visitors was the headmistress of a government school who said she simply had to meet the people “who are struggling for a clean environment.”

The Commissioner Karachi Mr.Shoaib Siddiqui and the Chairman ABAD Mr.Hanif Gohar came in person to lend their support for the cause. A number of TV channels and reporters were interviewing the organizers. Speaking to the media Nargis Latif the CEO of Gul Bahao said that the Gul Bahao movement had clearly entered a new phase that of “innovation,bringing in a whole new technology which will change the world in the same way that the mobile phone has changed the world.” Dilating on the success of the “Chandi Technology”, Nargis Latif revealed that she had never in her “wildest dreams” imagined that her inter convertible modular blocks would cater to so many human needs, from houses to water reservoir to furniture and you name it.

It was past sunset, the closing time for the exhibition. Even the organizers had left except for two workers who were resting in the carpeted room on the comfortable bed that was part of the Chandi Technology. All at once the spot light of the Karachi Press Club was turned on. One could only gasp at the enchanting beauty of the scene. Any journalist belonging to the club who had seen the parking lot cluttered with all kinds of vehicles would have surely wondered at its transformation.It was as though a fairy had waved her wand and hey presto everything had changed!. If any worker of Gul Bahao were to be asked for an explanation of the phenomenon he would have surely replied. “This is the working of the almighty. It is an answer to our prayers.”

Chandi Ghar Exhibition at Karachi Expo Center

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Exhibitions at Karachi Press Club