PESHAWAR: (APP) Secretary, Energy and Power Department, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Engineer Naeem Khan has said that work on three hydropower project of 194 megawatt has been started.
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The projects are included 84MW Matiltan (Swat), 41MW Koto (Dir Lower) and 69MW Lawi Hydropower Project (Chitral).
He was addressing a special function on the occasion from second draw for Umra under the auspices of PEDO Employees Union here Wednesday. He said that work on the construction of 356 small hydel power projects in the backward and far-flung areas is in full swing.
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The Secretary, Energy and Power said that for attracting investment in energy sector of the province, the energy policy has been changed into investor-friendly policy. He added that positive policies and steps had improved the prestige of the provincial government.
Engineer Naeem Khan said that the provincial government had acquired the services of experts for turning PEDO into the strongest energy sector organization, saying work on big projects was continue, whose completion on one hand will minimize load shedding and on the other hand will bring increase in the provincial receipts.