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Hydro Project in Kalash Valley Pakistan To Provide Electrification and Energy Independence To The Region

electicity-polesCHITRAL: The construction work on 250 KV Kalash hydro power project was inaugurated in Kalash valley for electrification the entire valley.
A function was held in this connection where District Coordination Officer (DCO) Chitral Rahmatullah Wazir was the chief guest.
Addressing the occasion Engineer Temour Shah, Coordinator of Rural Community Development Program (RCDP) informed that new Kalash hydro power project will bring revolutionary change in Kalash valley. He thanked the USAID and National Rural Support Program for providing financial assistance for the power house.
He informed that the entire electricity needs of Kalash valley were now fulfilled from micro hydro power stations on self help basis and no national grid station’s power was utilized here.
The DCO in his address stressed upon the technical staff for appropriate arrangements at the site of the project to save it from flood and other natural disaster.
He said the district administration was encourage all those organizations and donors who donate and invest in Chitral for uplift of this backward district.
He said Chitral has the potential to generate 10000 MW electricity, adding, the provincial government had also kicked of a number of hydro power projects in the entire district. He said these projects on completion will bring a bright future for Chitral and generate vast opportunities of employment for Chitrali people.
He said District Administration has included construction of Bashalini for Kalash women in Annual Development Program (ADP). He thanked to civil society for playing vital role in development of Chitral and assured that all possible supports will be rendered to those who work for uplift of Chitral.

Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2012
Source: Business Recorder (

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