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Minister inaugurates hydel turbine at Khanpur dam

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Senior Minister for Irrigation and Energy and Power Sikandar Hayat Khan Sherpao Tuesday said completion of Rs five billion micro-hydel power projects by next year would generate 50 Mega Watt electricity that would help ensure inexpensive electricity to consumers.

Addressing the inaugural ceremony of T-34 hydel turbine at the site of Khanpur dam in district Haripur, he said the coalition government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is implementing energy action plan with due sincerity that would produce 2500 MW electricity.

“As we know energy crisis is an important issue of the province, hence the provincial government imposed emergency in this sector soon after coming to throne,” he maintained.

He said the KP province has enough water resources and the energy demand of the province could be meet besides putting Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on the path of prosperity by utilizing these resources.

The Minister lamented despite producing 3000 MW electricity and having huge reservoirs of oil and gas the province is not that much developed and prosperous as it should be and that is because of law and order situation. Earlier, Senior Minister inaugurated T-34 hydel-turbine that was made by Chief Executive of Chitral Engineering Works Chaudhry Akhtar. He has 28 years experience in Hydel field and already made up to 500 Hydel turbines like T-32 and T-33 which are successfully functioning in Chitral district and generating electricity.

The Minister appreciated the works of Chaudhry Akhtar and assured provincial government’s support for him and other talented people for their encouragement.

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