Reconstruction of Reshun hydro power station start by next month ..
CHITRAL: Work on the reconstruction and reconstruction of
Reshun hydro power station will start by next month for which
provincial government has approved a sum of Rs. 800 million.
Providing electricity to eleven union councils in upper Chitral,
the power house, generating 4.2 mega watt electricity, had been
washed away by flash flood in July 2015 leaving the areas without
power supply since then.
Talking to the local media after his meeting with the chief
minister here on Wednesday, the district nazim Maghfirat Shah said
that the district government had prepared the technical documents
for the construction of the power station by hiring technical
persons and had approached the provincial government for providing
the required amount.
He said that the district government had also established contacts
with a number of donor agencies for the reconstruction of the power
station which electrified a whole tehsil of Mastuj in upper Chitral
and a union council in lower Chitral and restoration of the
facility had become a frequent and frantic demand of the affected
18 thousand households.
Mr. Shah said that the inordinate delay in the restoration of the
facility was posing a constant threat to the law and order
situation of the peaceful area where consumers had lost their
temper and taking out protest processions had become the order of
He said that on the persistent instance of the district government,
the provincial government has approved the project in its meeting
of provincial development working party (PDWP) the other day.
The nazim said that the power station had been constructed by the
German government two decades ago under the supervision of German
engineers and then had been handed over to the provincial
government and its restoration will be on the same lines and the
help of the German government will also be sought.
He said that the power channel of the power station passing through
a tunnel of 1.7 kilometers is intact alongwith its penstocks and
the forebay tank as the flood had totally washed away the power
He eulogized the generous allocation of the provincial government
for the restoration of the power station and expressed his
gratitude to the chief minister.