Govt approves Rs 12.5b hydel project at Lawi


Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Population Welfare, Salim Khan said that government has approved 70 MW hydel project at Lawi while work on two more power generation projects would start from this year to address the issues of energy crises in the province. He expressed these views in inauguration ceremony of newly constructed Government High School at Taar on Saturday. He said that work on Rs 12.5 billion Lawi hydel project would start soon to resolve the issues of power shortage and low voltage in the area. Salim Khan said that government has accomplished record development work during four years including Chitral by pass road, Chitral Town Water Supply Scheme, Daroosh Water supply, District Headquarters Hospital up gradation and expansion of Chitra-Shagoor Road which is a depiction of our commitment to address the basic issues of area people. The minister said that more than 2000 people of Chitral were provided jobs while Rs 1.8 billion agriculture and business loan have been waved off that would directly affect common man and help ameliorating socio-economic conditions of people. Provincial Minister said that education is the priority of the government and two university campuses, two degree colleges, four higher secondary schools and various middle and primary schools have been constructed to provide facility of education to people at their doorsteps. Present on the occasion large number of people reposed confidence on leadership of the minister and announced joining PPP with friends and families.