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Power plant inaugurated in Upper Dir

Updated May 24, 2016

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UPPER DIR: A hydropower house with the capacity of 75 kilowatt was inaugurated in Kumrat area of remote Kohistan valley in Upper Dir district which would provide electricity to over 2,000 people of the area.

The powerhouse was established by Sarhad Rural Support Programme with the collaboration of European Union.

A ceremony was organised at Kumrat valley to inaugurate the project. Operation Commander, Pakistan Army, Brig Rao Mohammad Aamir Yaseen was the chief guest on the occasion.

SRSP regional programme manager Noor Ajab and local elders were also present on the occasion.

Speaking on the occasion, Brig Yaseen said that establishment of the powerhouse was a great step, as people of Kumrat would get electricity without suspension. He said that Kumrat was one of the scenic tourist spots in Pakistan and tourism would get a boost when tourists would know about the availability of electricity in the area. He appreciated the role of SRSP in the development of Upper Dir.

Published in Dawn, May 24th, 2016