Gul Hamad Farooqi
Chitral—Sarhad Rural Support Program (SRSP) completed another micro hydropower house of 150 KV at Shahidas Shandor road in upper Chitral. General Officer Commanding (GOC) Pakistan Army Malakand 17 Division Major General Asif Ghafoor was chief guest on the occasion who inaugurated newly completed hydropower house.
Addressing to the inaugural function, District Program Manager of SRSP Tariq Ahmad said that they working on power generation in Chitral and at present some 25 hydropower houses are under completion in different remote valleys of Chitral where there is no electricity from Wapda. He said that this power-house having capacity of 150 KV its beneficiaries are 384 (consumers) with total cost of some 29 million with 0.8 million of community share who also provided free land for this purposes.
It has two water tankers with 2800 feet long water channel and this power-house will bring revolution in development of the valley. Speaking on the occasion, Maj. Gen. Asif Ghafoor hailed the efforts of SRSP who providing electricity in remote areas of Malakand Division.