PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has completed construction of 290 mini hydel power stations (MHPSs) while 66 more power stations will be completed by June this year.
The completed power stations have been handed over to the local communities to ensure the provision of uninterrupted power to the local population at affordable rates.
In the second phase of the initiative, sites have been identified for the construction of 672 similar power stations and work on the same will be started in the next financial year.
This was stated in a meeting held here to review the overall performance of Energy and Power Department with Chief Minister Mahmood Khan in the chair.
The meeting was also briefed about the progress so far made on the under completion major power projects including Drar Khuar, Machai, Renola, Jabori, Matiltan, Koto and Lawi etc.
The Chief Minister while stressing the need of timely completion of all power projects, directed to convene a meeting of the divisional and district administrations of the areas where progress on the completion of power projects is slow so that all hindrances hampering the timely completion of these important projects could be removed once for all.
Mahmood Khan also directed the high ups of Energy & Power Development to identify such issues of power projects in the province which are related to federal government so that the matter could be taken up with Prime Minister for early resolution.