PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan has directed the quarters concerned to ensure progress on 350 MW Toren Mori-Kari Hydro Power Project and 260 MW Jamshel Toren Mori Hydro Power project in Chitral.
He said these two projects are indispensable for provision of cheap electricity to be supplied to the economic zones of the province and should be completed as soon as possible. He hoped that the concerned Chinese company would also show its commitment and seriousness to put the projects on the track.
He stated this at a meeting with Chief Executive Officer and other office bearers of China-Pak Energy Investment (SUZHOU) Company at the Chief Minister House. The meeting discussed and reviewed the development of the power projects of 610 MW in Chitral.
The chief minister directed to ensure visible progress on the projects, adding that realistic timelines should also be fixed for the speedy implementation of projects. He directed the Energy Department of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to resolve all pending issues on a priority basis because these two projects were direly needed to meet the requirement of electricity for different economic zones of the province. He said his government will extend its all out support and he will personally pursue these projects at the federal level in order to include them in the national generation plan and to resolve other issues related to federal government.
He said the provincial government had started wheeling of electricity to Industrial consumers of the province adding that Rashakai Economic Zone and other Industrial zones of the province would also be provided cheap electricity under this wheeling regime model. These two projects have prime importance for this purpose.
He said he would personally pursue these projects at the federal level and expected that the Chinese counterpart would also push these projects on their side in order to conclude them as soon as possible.