After seven years of the 2010 floods, communities of 7 villages are reconnected with the reconstruction of 600 feet long suspension bridge in UC Barawal bandai District Upper Dir. Previously the span of the bridge was 220 feet which was washed away by floods and disconnected more than 450 households on both sides of the bridge. People had to wade into the stream or to use a longer route to access to the other side. The suspension bridge has reconstructed and extended by SRSP under EU funded PEACE project. The total cost of the scheme is PKR 8,037,545 in which EU share is PKR 7,553,152 and community contribution is PKR 484,493.
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.