More than 350 households of village Barkana and Chakat, district Shangla got uninterrupted electricity supply from newly established 2 Micro Hydro Power units (MHPs). The areas had been without power supply since 2010 flashflood. Deputy Commissioner Shangla inaugurated the 100 kw MHP unit in BarKana and 30 kw unit in Chaka. These MHPs have been completed under EU funded PEACE programme for Malakand Division.
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.