CHITRAL: Gul Hamad Farooqi
Sarhad Rural Support Program (SRSP) completed another micro hydro power house of 150 KV at Shahidas Shandor road in upper Chitral. General Officer Commanding (GOC) Pakistan Army Malakand 17 Division Major General Asif Ghaffor was chief guest on the occasion who inaugurated newly completed hydro power 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 hydro power 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 have 2 water tankers with 2800 feet long water channel and this power house will bring revolution in development of the valley.
Addressing to the function Maj Gen Asif Ghaffor highly hailed efforts of SRSP who providing electricity in remote areas of Malakand Division. He announced of construction of a belly bridge on nullah (river) in the area which causing for suspension of traffic. He also assured for establishment of handicraft center for women.
Later on he unveiled the plaque of power house and inaugurated it properly by cutting the ribbon. Commandant Chitral Scouts Col Nizamuddin Shah was, Assistant Commissioner Mastuj Abdul Hameed Khattak, AAC Muhammad Saleh civil and military officers and Nazims, councilors, including women folk of the area were also present on the occasion.
At last local people presented a culture show in happiness of opening of power house in their areas which enthralled the guests.