UPPER DIR, 24 September: District Nazim Upper Dir, Sahibzada Fasihullah, has inaugurated 600KW hydro-power house over Usheri River in Almas area which would be built in collaboration of European Union and Sarhad Rural Support Programme (SRSP).The construction of power house would be completed in a period of eight months at the estimated cost of Rs.83 million which would provide electricity to 1200 households.Local residents lauded the project and said it would help reduce power outage in the area.Talking to Local News Channel TNN a villager Faqeer Shehzad said, “Starting work on the construction of the power house was a long-standing desire of the local people.Finally, our efforts have born fruits as the project has been inaugurated. More than 12000 families will benefit from the power house”.The youngsters could not study due to long hours load-shedding. They experienced power outage for more than 20 hours on daily basis”, said Saif-ul-Malook..
Mr. Shoaib Sultan Khan, the founder of RSP movement in Pakistan, visited Local Support Organizations (LSOs) in Nowshera and Charsadda Districts and met Community Investment Funds members, Entrepreneurs and Value Chain members. He described what he saw as an excellent example of women empowerment and poverty alleviation. He was accompanied by Chairperson SRSP Mrs Munawar Humayun Khan and CEO SRSP Masood Ul Mulk along with others.