KP Chief Minister Pervez Khattak has inaugurated 150 kilowatt Lalko micro hydel power project in Matta, district Swat.
On this occasion, the CM also directed the acceleration of the pace of work on 356 micro hydel power projects to arrest energy crisis in the province. The provincial government in this connection has completed 81 MW project in Malakand, Pehur 18 MW, Rashin (Chitral) 4.2 MW and 1.8 MW Shashi Hydel Power Project, Chitral so far. The completion of these projects had helped the province in earning a receipt of Rs.25 billion per annum.
The CM clarified that federal government had always usurped the rights of KP, saying the provision of 600MW electricity to the province is the responsibility of the centre. He said that the share of KP in the electricity is 14 percent, but it is being provided only 10 percent.
Meanwhile, addressing a public meeting in Shamozai, district Swat; the CM said that after handover of Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) to KP government, power load shedding will be abolished in the province.