Kerian PWD invention pays off
IPOH: The Kerian Public Works Department, which invented the “Median Night Reflector Post”, a road safety gadget and the first equipment to be commercialised by it, received its first royalty of RM6,426 at the department’s National Innovation Day held here yesterday.
The 0.3m post is being used on roads in several districts in Perak, Johor, Terengganu, Kelantan and Selangor.
Its engineer, Siti Saharah Zainal Abidin, received a cheque from the department’s director-general Datuk Seri Roslan Md Taha.
She said: “Work on the invention started in 2009 and we filed for the patent in 2014. It was commercialised in August last year before it was used in the five states.”
An agreement was signed between the government and Syarikat DCM Asah Venture which is the manufacturer and supplier of the post.
Under the agreement Kerian PWD will receive 10% royalty from the sale of each equipment.
Roslan (left) being shown the FingerActivated Pedestrian Controller in Ipoh yesterday.
The Median Night Reflector Post.