Aga Khan Foundation, Pakistan: Hydel station in remote Chitral village opens amid celebration

Hydel station in remote Chitral village opens amid celebrationCHITRAL: The Pawoor village of Yarkhoon valley, situated 200 kilometres from the Chitral district headquarters, started getting electricity supply from a local mini hydropower station after its opening on Sunday amid celebrations by the people for the ‘big day’.

Accompanied by chief executive officer of Aga Khan Foundation Akhtar Iqbal, Swiss Ambassador to Pakistan Thomas Kolly flew to the village to inaugurate the station which was financed by the Swiss Agency for Cooperation and Development (SDC), costing Rs194 million, including Rs10 million community share.

On the occasion, the Swiss envoy expressed his pleasure over the completion of the hydropower project with the active participation of the local community and said that the electricity would bring about behavioural change among people and would lead to development in all sectors.

“I also belong to a mountainous area like Yarkhoon Laspur and know the problems of the people in all sectors of development and feel how the electricity is crucial for their uplift and conservation of environment.”

Source: DAWN.COM / April 23, 2018UrduPoint

Earlier: https://www.chitraltoday.net/more-villages-connected-to-new-powerhouse/

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