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.
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.