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Tribesmen get solar lanterns

Published Apr 17, 2013 08:15am

GHALANAI, April 16: The directorate of projects, Fata Secretariat, distributed 200 solar lanterns among the tribesmen here on Tuesday.

The initiative has been through the Rural Livelihood Community Infrastructure Project (RLCIP).

Talking to Dawn, monitoring and evaluation specialist RLCIP Aleem Bangash said the project would help the tribesmen in the conflict hit areas and would also enhance the socio-economic status of the tribesmen.He said the project would be financed by Multi Donor Trust Fund (MDTF) through the World Bank.

Additional political agent Abdul Hameed Jan distributed the solar lanterns among the tribal elders.

Similarly, 200 solar lanterns were also distributed among the tribesmen in Bajaur, where 20 people would be trained to repair the lanterns in case of fault.