Elites of Chitral visited Golan gole hydro-power project
CHITRAL: The elites of Chitral town representing different
civil organizations visited the under-construction hydro-power
station in Golen Gole valley on Chitral-Booni Road here on
Wednesday and expressed their satisfaction over the pace and
quality of work being maintained in the site.
The 2 mega watt power station is being constructed by Program for
Economic Advancement and Community Empowerment (PEACE) project of
Sarhad Rural Support Program with the financial assistance of
After visiting different portions of the site including power
channel, intake point, forebay tank and power house, the expressed
the hope that the city will start getting uninterrupted supply of
power during the next couple of months from it and the dreadful
long hours of outage of power will come to an end.
The elites included Maulana Sher Aziz, Habib Hussain Mughal, Ebadur
Rahman, Qazi Nasee, Abdul Majeed Qureshi, Jandullah Khan, Naveed
Ahmed Baig and others who represented different segments of civil
They said that the power shortage had taken a horrendous turn over
the last decade in the city and the chief executive officer of SRSP
responded to the frantic calls of the civil society when the
violent protests had become the order of the day and launched the
first ever largest hydro power project by any non governmental
organization in the district.
The district program manager of SRSP, Tariq Ahmed, present on the
occasion, briefed the elites about different aspects of the society
and said that after its completion, the power will be distributed
through the PESCO lines and the income accrued from it will be
utilized as principles of social enterprises.
He said that a large chunk of the saving from the project will be
earmarked for the community projects in the area after meeting the
operation and maintenance charges.