53 small dams completed in KP: Minister
ISLAMABAD: (APP) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Education and Energy Atif Khan has said that 53 small dams have been completed to provide cheap electricity to the local people within next few months.
Talking to a private news channel, Atif Khan said provincial government has decided that more small river run power projects will be constructed out of planned 356 dams.
The minister said the KP Energy Development Board has also planned 21 mega projects to produce 3,631 megawatt electricity.
He said these projects will cost Rs 120 billion.
He said that KP government do not have enough resources to make funding for these projects and it will try to bring private investment.
The minister said that KP government has added 57 megawatt electricity to the national grid. He said that incumbent KP government has also completed projects of the previous government.