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..
50 young people, between 18 to 30 years of age, receive skills enhancement training in electrician and sanitary fitting courses. The group was selected from District Peshawar, Charsadda and Nowshera. The training was organized at SRSP’s Technical & Vocational Center in Peshawar, which offered a certified course from City & Guilds UK. Their team conducted post-training evaluation and certificates were distributed among the best performances. The initiative is funded by the Government of Australia under Women Economic Empowerment and Market Development (WEEMD) project.