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Govt to spend Rs20bn on PESCO to upgrade KP’s power infrastructure

PESHAWAR:
An amount of Rs15 to Rs20 billion would be invested in the Peshawar Electric Supply Company (PESCO) to improve/upgrade Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s power transmission infrastructure, including establishment of new grid stations and installation of new power transmission lines.

This was informed to a meeting chaired by KP Chief Minister Mahmood Khan on Monday. Federal Energy and Power Minister Umer Ayub, Special Assistants to Prime Minister Arbab Shehzad, Qasim Shehzad and Nadeem Babar, Adviser to KP CM on Energy Himayat Ullah, Special Assistant to CM on Information Kamran Bangash, MNA Arbab Sher Ali and Chief Secretary Dr Kazim Niaz were also present on the occasion.

The meeting was told that a project management unit, having representation of the provincial government, would be set up in the Peshawar Electric Supply Company (PESCO) to ensure timely execution of power transmission projects.

The PESCO high-ups were directed to devise a comprehensive plan regarding implementation of the projects and submit it to relevant forum for approval within two weeks.It was agreed to provide gas and electricity to the newly completed projects of provincial government including hospitals, schools and industries.

Briefing the meeting about progress so far made on ongoing projects of power transmission in Peshawar, the officials informed that substantial progress had been made on various projects in KP, including 132KV grid stations on Warsak road and Regi Model Town, while work on Wazirbagh grid station, bifurcation of feeders and installation of aerial bundled cables would be completed by the end of the current financial year.

Issues pertaining to illegal connections of gas and electricity also came under discussion and it was decided that both federal and provincial entities would work together to overcome the issue.

About development projects in the gas sector, it was told that uplift projects worth Rs19 billion had been approved for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa during current financial year. The existing gas supply infrastructure was being upgraded, while an artery from Mardan to Charsadda to Peshawar is being laid.The forum was appraised that in district Karak, an investment of Rs9 billion was being made in different projects while establishment of safety management system had also been approved to provide gas to local population.

 

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Work on mega hydropower projects underway to overcome energy crisis, KP CM says

PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mahmood Khan, while stressing the need of optimum utilization of hydropower potential of the province, has said that the provincial government is working on a number of mega hydropower projects to overcome energy crisis.
Chairing a performance review meeting of the Energy and Power Department held on Saturday, the CM said that upon completion, these projects would not only help overcome the energy crisis in the province, but would also give impetus to industrial and economic activities and help create new employment opportunities in the province.

Briefing the meeting about the progress made so far on various developmental projects of the department, the committee was informed that 94pc work on Jabori Hydropower Project, Mansehra, had been completed while the remaining work would be completed by the end of this year.
The project, on completion, will generate more than 71GW electricity per annum. Similarly, 88pc work on Karora Hydropower Project, Shangla, had been completed and the remaining work would be completed by January next year, and the project will have a power generating capacity of 72GW electricity per annum.
It was further informed that 85pc work had been completed on 40MW Kotu Hydropower Project, Lower Dir, whereas physical progress on 84MW Matiltan Hydropower Project is 47pc.
The meeting was told that the Executive Committee of National Economic Council had accorded approval to 157MW Madayan and 88MG Gabral Hydropower Projects to be executed under the Khyber Pakhtinkhwa Hydropower and Renewable Energy Programme. Work on 300MW Balakot Hydropower Project will be started next year, the meeting was informed.

Expressing his satisfaction on the overall performance of the department, Mehmood Khan directed the high ups of the department for result oriented steps to ensure timely completion of all the ongoing projects and to ensure progress on the new projects as per the given timelines.
It was told that the newly established Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Transmission and Grid System Company had been formally registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP). The company has been set up with the aim to have a separate and independent transmission and grid infrastructure of the provincial government for the supply of locally produced electricity to the local industries, Special Economic Zones, and other commercial consumers on incentivized rates.
Regarding the micro hydel power projects it was apprised that in the first phase 307 projects had been completed in 11 districts of the province having a total production capacity of 25000 Kilowatt whereas 672 micro hydel power projects would be started in the second phase.
With regard to the solarization programme of the department, it was informed that 300 mosques had been solarized in the newly merged districts, and work has been started on the solarization of 4,000 more mosques in the province. Tenders have also been issued for the solarization of 8,000 schools and 187 Basic Health Units across the province.

 

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Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Government boosting Industrial and Agriculture sectors. Cheaper electricity will be provided from the Malakand III, Daral Khwar and Machai Power Houses to boost Industrialization and Agriculture sectors across the Province.



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Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mahmood Khan has approved to build a cricket stadium in the beautiful tourist valley of Kalam in Swat.

Swat, Kalam cricket stadium will be built at a cost of 607 million.


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Pakhtunkhwa government approves Hayatabad Peshawar Cricket Stadium.

94 crore plan approved for construction of stadium. More than 8500 spectators sitting in the stadium. What will be the capacity

The stadium will be constructed according to ICC standards.....



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The Swat Motorway has diverted the bulk of traffic from the existing Swat-Peshawar highway, thus putting an end to the traffic mess on the road passing through the most populous region of the province.




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Pakistan & World Bank sign two financing agreements worth 1,150 million dollars for hydropower and renewable energy development projects in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.


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BEFORE and AFTER images of Ali Mardan Villa, unique late Mughal period heritage building on Fort Road Peshawar, restored to its former glory under a joint venture between Pakistan Army & Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Government.


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Rapid uplift of merged districts top priority: CM

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PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan along with Corps Commander Peshawar Lt. Gen. Noman Mahmood on Friday paid a daylong visit to Tirah valley of tribal district Khyber where he performed the ground breaking of 35 kilometer long Dawatoi-Supraral -Kachkol road.

Dawatoi-Kachkol road will be completed by the next year. On completion, the project will provide improve transport facilities to around 40,000 population of the area. Due to its strategic importance it will also play a vital role in the development of the area by boosting trade activities.

Later, the Chief Minister along with the Corps Commander also inaugurated the newly constructed building of Tirah Educational Complex which has the capacity of providing accommodation to a total of 130 students and 30 teaching staff.

Provincial minister Anwar Zeb, Special Assistant to CM Kamran Bangash and elected representatives from tribal districts were also present on the occasion.

“Khyber Pass Economic Corridor project has been approved which would be completed with the cost of Rs. 18 billion”, he stated further adding that work on establishment of Special Economic Zone in district Khyber was in progress.
 

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#Hydropower #Hydroelectric #KPKUpdates #KPK

84MW Gorkin Matiltan Hydropower Project,Construction activities on all the structures of the project are in progress.
47% Physcial Progress has been achieved so far.
84MW Gorkin Matiltan Hydropower project

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The extension of Baran Dam in Bannu district which will bring thousands acres of barren land under cultivation in the area and will also serve as a tourist spot.

#SmallDam #KPK #Dam #Waterislife #Pakistan

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The extension of Baran Dam in Bannu district will bring thousands acres of barren land under cultivation in the area and will also serve as a tourist spot in future.



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Naz Stadium Peshawar.

Reconstruction of Arbab Niaz Cricket Stadium Peshawar :: Grey structure will be completed by end of April 2021. Stadium will be ready for International Cricket by October 2021 with a crowd capacity of over 30,000 Cricket Lovers



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