Yemeni inventors win gold and bronze [Archives:2007/1101/Local News]

November 8 2007

By: Sa'eed Al-Batati
HADRAMOUT, Nov. 5 ) Hani Mohammed Bajalla, a Faculty of Engineering student at Hadramout University of Science and Technology, recently won the gold medal at the International Exhibition for Inventions held in Kuwait Oct. 23-26.

Bajalla submitted his invention, the “Little Giant,” a lighted clock 60 meters in diameter. He won the gold medal from among 15 inventions from all over the world.

Likewise, Ali Abdulrahman Ba-Ajeel, a fellow student in the same faculty, won the bronze for inventing an electronic tourist guide, a device that gives information on tourist sites, as well as information about those visited by tourists.

The Kuwait Scientific Club organized the exhibition in conjunction with the Geneva-based International Office for Inventions. An international scientific committee composed of members from Switzerland and the United States judged the event's 200 inventions hailing from all over the world. The Yemen Times previously published a report about Bajalla's “Little Giant,” for which he sought support for the project, which would make Yemen's Mukalla city home to the world's largest clock.