Peshawar: According to a recent news report, the advisor to the chief minister on energy, Himayatullah Khan, stated that the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government would start construction work of provincial hydropower project on Kunhar River during the current year in Mansehra district with the assistance of Asian Development Bank.
He said that all paperwork and land acquisition issues had been resolved, and that construction on the 300-megawatt project in Balakot would begin soon. He made the remarks during a visit to the Balakot hydropower plant, which has a capacity of 300 megawatts, and the Suki Kanari hydropower project, which has a capacity of 884 megawatts.
Mr. Himayatullah stated that any precaution would be taken to secure the interests of those whose land would be purchased for the project.
On this occasion, secretary energy and electricity Mohammad Zubair Khan, Pedo chief executive Engineer Naeem Khan, Mansehra DC and officials accompanied that adviser.
He also inspected the ongoing work on the Suki Kanari project and told the officials that this project would be completed by December 2022. On completion, he said this project would benefit the local population and provide low-cost electricity to consumers across the country.
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