CM KPK chairs meeting of energy projects

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PESHAWAR (APP): Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan on Tuesday approved a 10-year business plan for funding of energy projects run by Pakhtunkhwa Energy Development Organization (PEDO).

He was chairing a high-level meeting of the Energy and Power Department held here. The chief minister was given a detailed briefing on the overall performance and achievements of the department.

He was informed that eight hydel projects and five solar energy projects having a generation capacity of 161 MW and 3.12 MW were completed and seven hydel projects having a capacity of 332 MW were under construction in the province.

Similarly, seven solar projects with 43 MW capacity would be ready in near future to meet the power requirement of the province.

It was informed that 356 mini-micro hydel projects were in the construction stage while 266 projects were completed and made operational. Under the second phase, a total of 672 mini hydel projects would be constructed.

The meeting was informed that so far solarization of 2323 mosques was completed and solar energy provided to 3500 schools.

The chief minister directed to chalk out a plan for the operationalization of mini-micro hydel projects and work should be started on the second phase of mini-projects.

He also directed to take steps for the construction of solar grid stations in merged districts and finalize preparations for the launching ceremony of the Balakot Hydel project.

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