‘Chitral has potential to generate 4,300 MW electricity’

SACM KP on energy and power says govt collaborating with FWO on three hydel projects of 506 megawatt

PESHAWAR: Special Assistant to Chief Minister on Energy and Power, Taj Mohammad Khan Tarand Thursday said that Chitral valley has the potential of generating 4,300 megawatt of cheap hydel power.  He added that presently the provincial government in collaboration with the Frontier Works Organization (FWO) is working on three hydel projects of 506 megawatt.

He expressed these views while presiding over a briefing on progress over FWO implemented projects in Chitral.

Besides Secretary Energy and Power, Syed Imtiaz Hussain Shah, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Pakhtunkhwa Energy Development Organization (PEDO) Engineer Naeem Khan and others were also present on the occasion.

Briefing the Special Assistant, Project Director FWO, Brig (Retd) Tariq Mahmood said that the organization was currently working on three hydel power projects including 137 MW Shogosain, 144 MW Shashgai Zandoli and 230 MW Laspur Marigram in Chitral.

They held threadbare discussion on feasibility studies, production licence and land acquisition related issues of these projects. The special assistant on behalf of the provincial government assured full cooperation to FWO authorities regarding these projects.

He said that the completion of these projects will help earn billions of rupees in receipts for the province. The Secretary Energy & Power, Syed Imtiaz Hussain Shah said that the energy potential of Chitral could be utilized for cheap electricity .. Source

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