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18 July 2019

SRSP launches 80 KV Micro Hydro Power House

CHITRAL:  Sarhad Rural support Program (SRSP) has launched an 80 KV micro hydro power house at Rejun, upper of Baleem area in upper Chitral. 

The scheme of hydro power house is financially supported by Program for Economics Advancement and Community Empowerment (PEACE), a project of European Union. Chief executive officer of SRSP Shahzada Masoodul Mulk was chief guest on the occasion. Addressing on the occasion, District Program Manager of SRSP, Tariq Ahmad said that some funds worth 14 million  have been earmarked for the scheme that is going to  produced  electricity to 180 households.
A public meeting was also held in this connection at Baleem high School, under the chair of  Ghulam Hussain. Addressing on the occasion, elites of the area said that their area is deprived of road, telephone, health facilities and education. Power shortage has always been a major issues in this region. They thanked SRSP for their third round of dialogue with local community for establishment of 80 KV hydro power house.
Chief Executive Officer SRSP Shahzada Masoodul Mulk emphasized on local community to further strengthen their unity and harmony. He said you will never be deprived of your right as long as you are united.  You have to be one irrespective of your cast, political and religious affiliations. Some local women also demanded establishment of a hospital. They claim that ailing women have to walk to hospitals located several miles away. Some expire before they get to  hospitals.
Local people thanked SRSP for construction of 80 KV hydro power house. A large number of people including women folk also participated in the public meeting..

G.H.Farooqui has contributed to this story from Chitral, Pakistan
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G.H. Farooqui © 2014, Pakistan