A 50 Kilowatts (KW) Micro Hydro Power station (MHP) has been completed by SRSP under EU funded PEACE program in village Barkana, District Shangla. The MHP is providing cheap electricity without load shedding to more than 150 households. Besides local communities the Deputy Commissioner (DC) Shangla participated in the inaugural ceremony. The Power house is completed with a total cost of PKR 3,519,999 in which EU share is PKR 3,152,447 while community contribution is PKR 367,552.
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.