Inception and Planning Workshop for WES Project Phase II held
Chitral Times Repot
CHITRAL: The senior management of Aga Khan Rural Support
Programme (AKRSP) Chitral Region held an inception and planning
with District Government at the Deputy Commissioner (DC) Office in
Chitral. The project is funded by Swiss Agency for Development and
Cooperation (SDC) for the period of four years (2015-2018) followed
by Phase 1 in which the project constructed two Micro hydels
respectively 500 and 800 KW in Raman and Pawoor villages.
AKRSP-WES II Project team briefed the DC, district administration
and government line department representatives about the project.
As implementing partner AKRSP will engage respective stakeholders
for successful implementation of the project. Talking on the
occasion, Mr. Imtiaz Ahmed Project Manager WES-II said that the
project will focus on operationalization and sustainability of the
MHPs built in phase 1 and initiate business development ventures
linked with water and energy keeping in view the ecological and
Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) aspects of nature. AKRSPís Regional
Program Manager Mr. Sardar Ayub said that AKRSP is always there to
facilitate district government for community development. At the
end DCO Chitral Mr. Usama Wariach appreciated the efforts of AKRSP
and AKDN for development projects in the area. He also emphasized
on the need of joint monitoring, mutual collaboration and
interaction for current as well as future initiatives.