Young Afghan teacher builds a vehicle from scrap
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Mohammad Feroz, a 28-year-old Afghan teacher, built a car vehicle at a cost of 45,000 afghanis in Mazar-i-Sharif, the capital of northern Balkh province.
Feroz, however, on Saturday demanded businessmen and government to extend him with all out support to build a better vehicle.
In his exclusive interview with Pajhwok Afghan News, he said: “I have never even dreamt I will manufacture a vehicle and media will publish my stories.”
Feroz is a teacher in a school in Mazar-i-Sharif. The well-dressed young car-engineer said that his father tried to build a wooden motorcycle 40 years ago.
“I mainly used metal and wood to develop the car,” he said he had built the car for his personal use but he could make better than this if he had financial support.
He worked as a mechanic in childhood and later he studied designing. He has BSc in oil and gas field where he has improved his skills.
“I gathered old metals and wood for four months to design a body of the car. Then I fixed used seats and tires of other cars,” Feroz added. He travels in his car to school and his mechanic workshop and always carries his neighbor students in his car.
Mohammad Salim, Feroz’s student in Shahid Abdullah Middle school, travels everyday with Feroz in his car. Salim said: “I love travelling in my teacher’s car. More than 20 students can travel in the car.”
Feroz acknowledged there were some flaws in the car as the vehicle had no switchboard button and doors and some others things due to financial constraints. He named his car Feroz Car Company.
Munir Farhad, the governor’s spokesman, said Feroz was invited to governor house two days back where he met government officials and showed his car. He added that government officials showed interest to extend possible support for improving his car.
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