Our Correspondent Chitral
Special Assistant to Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for Energy and Power Taj Muhammad has visited Chitral valley and inaugurated 11 mini-micro hydel power stations, said a press release issued on Sunday.
Out of the total recently inaugurated mini-micro hydel stations 5 projects were situated in Kalash, 5 in Garam Chashma, and one in Sheshi valley.
The projects had the capacity generation of 1.7MW cheap electricity. The electricity produced by these projects will be supplied to 4000 households of these valleys.
Addressing on the occasion, the Special Assistant said that the government was committed to provide cheap, clean and green electricity to the people.
He further stated that these projects will boost economic activities in the region and also uplift the education and health sectors there.
He said that keeping in view the huge potential of hydropower available in Chitral and increasing local demand, more Mini Micro Hydropower Projects (MMHPs) will be constructed in the area during Phase-II.
The Special Assistant also reviewed progress on ongoing hydro power projects including the 69 MW Lawi HPP and 4.2 MW Reshun HPP being undertaken by Pakhtunkhwa Energy Development Organization (PEDO).
Earlier in his briefing to the Special Assistant on Energy and Power, the CEO, PEDO Engineer Mohammad Naeem Khan said that based on the fruitful results of the first phase of MMHPs project.