News Details


Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khattak hinted at bringing 4 thousand mega watt of electricity to the system by February 18, 2018.

Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khattak hinted at bringing 4 thousand mega watt of electricity to the system by February 18, 2018. Munda Dam stood approved that will protect the entire Peshawar valley from the future flood devastation. He directed for the expeditious land acquisition for Bhasha Dasu Dams and working out the plan that will manage and run Pehure Project, further directing to extend the regulatory framework for all Khwarh (natural water flow) throughout the province. These directions he made during a high level meeting with Chairman WAPDA here at Chief Minister House Peshawar. Senior Member Board of Revenue, Administrative Secretaries and others attended. The meeting had a detailed discussion on the land acquisition for the Bhasha and Dasu Dams and the management and running of Pehure Project. The Chief Minister directed to make up their mind and evolve a workable mechanism for the management and operationalization of Pehure project. The Chief Minister said his government has initiated a number of hydro power undertakings that would add an additional 4 thousand megawatt of electricity to the national grid. The Chairman WAPDA added that the provincial government should firm up their claims for additional electricity to be brought to the national system in the overall net hydel profit claims in order to avert any uneasiness in future. The meeting was told about the disputed issues of the land acquisition for Dasu Dam in areas such as Sagloo, Zaal and Kass of Kohistan. It also discussed the 969 acres of land available for the construction work and catchment area of the dams. Pervez Khattak directed for finding a reasonable solution to the problems and extending incentives to the people. He also directed for proper relocation of affected people and the provincial government departments and WAPDA should sit together to reach a reasonable solution. Chief Minister asked for the upgradation of system in Chitral so that the electricity to be produced through different projects as being negotiated with FWO could be carried out by the upgraded system. Chairman WAPDA assured in this regard. Pervez Khattak added that Chashma Lift Canal Scheme has been approved in the context of CPEC. The Chinese have indicated their willingness for upgrading Rashakai Industrial City on 40 thousand kanal of land and the relocation of different labour intensive industries. Chief Minister hoped that the construction of different small and medium reservoirs including Munda would overcome the drinking water facilities in Peshawar valley. He also stressed for the construction of Barrages on river Swat and river Dir that would lead to protect the entire population on both sides of the two rivers who were devastated by the flood in the past. <><><><><><><><>