In order to provide low-priced electricity to the tribal people of erstwhile FATA, the Khyber Pakthunkhwa (KP) government has launched four development projects.
KP Energy and Power Department spokesman said that the KP government has started work on mega Chapari Darkhel dam in Kurram tribal district. It will have a 10.5-megawatt capacity.
The time and cost estimated for the completion of the project are 3 years and around Rs 4.4 billion respectively.
Furthermore, the spokesman said that the KP Energy and Power Department has initiated work on projects that are promoting industrialization and agriculture sector by offering affordable electricity to them.
He said, “Mosques and other places of worship are being provided latest technology solar panels. In the first phase, 300 mosques and other worships places of minorities will get solar panels.”
He said that by December the project will be completed.
He said, “We are also planning to construct 13 small-scale solar grids in erstwhile Fata so the uninterrupted power supply can be provided to consumers.”
He revealed that the grids will be used in commercial areas that include markets, plazas, and other business hubs. PDWP approved this project with an estimated cost of Rs 729 million.