The 1.2 megawatts Ashuran power house established in Kalam area of Swat with the cooperation of European Union was inaugurated on Wednesday.The project set up by Sarhad Rural Support Programme (SRSP) was inaugurated by the EU envoy. The SRSP said about 3,000 families will benefit from the power station.The local people have expressed happiness over the completion of power house and said it will resolve the problem of load-shedding.The opening ceremony was also attended by provincial minister Mehmood Khan, Member KP Assembly Syed Jaffar Shah, District Nazim Muhammad Ali Shah and local notables.
Three days training on Pakistan Approach to Total Sanitation (PATS) was organized for 30 elected members (18 male and 12 female) in District Buner under WASH PATs plus project. The objective of the training was to orient the participants on WASH policy framework at district level, provide low cost solutions regarding sanitation and water safety and to elaborate their role in open defecation free (ODF) declaration, verification, certification and sustainability check. Furthermore, their knowledge was enhanced on gender mainstreaming, equity, disaster risk reduction, climate change and environmental protection. The training was organized by SRSP in collaboration with Government of KPK and funded by UNICEF.