KPK Government completes 100 mini-micro hydel projects in backward areas

KPK Government completes 100 mini-micro hydel projects in backward areas

PESHAWAR: (APP) Pakhutunkhwa Energy Development Organization (PEDO) has completed 100 mini micro hydel projects in the backward and electricity deprived areas and by the end of next year total 356 mini micro power projects will be completed in these areas.

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These were stated by Sahibzada Saeed Ahmed, the chairman Pakhtunkhwa Energy Development Organization (PEDO) while its 15th Board of Directors meeting held on Wednesday.

The meeting was also attended by Secretary Finance Ali Raza Bhutta, Secretary Energy & Power Engr. Naeem Khan, Additional Secretary Home Atta ur Rehman, PESCO Chief Anwar ul Haq Yousafzai, Ex-chairman SCCI Fuad ishaq, Latif Khan, Sikandar Khan, Abdullah Shah and CEO PEDO Akbar Ayub Khan.

The meeting discussed the financial and management affairs of the department in detail and examined the pace of work at various ongoing hydropower projects. During the meeting, various issues of PEDO's employees were also discussed in detail.

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The BoD members also placed their suggestion for more speedy works on project sites and stressed for early restoration of flood damaged Reshun Power Station at district chitral.

It was informed that three hydropower projects namely Machai, Ranolia and Daral Khwar HPPs having generation capacity of 56 MW will start power generation during this year.

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The meeting showed its satisfaction over the freezed accounts of PEDO through FBR and recent decision to open these. It is agreed that soon this issue will be highlighted through provincial government with federal government and find out its early solution.

The members of BoD said the provincial government of KP is engaged in early completion of energy projects while plenty of incentives have been reserved for private sector's investment in provincial power policy. Soon numbers of power projects will be initiated through private sector.