3 merged areas’ power supply schemes approved

PESHAWAR – Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan, on the recommendations of Provincial Development Working Party (PDWP), on Thursday approved cost-enhancement of three power supply schemes in newly merged tribal districts with the aim to ensure provision of uninterrupted power supply to these areas.

These power supply projects include construction of 132KV grid station Shahkass, 132KV grid station Bara-II and 132KV grid station Tribal sub-division Kohat along with transmission lines. These projects were included in Accelerated Implementation Program (AIP) with an estimated cost of Rs471 million, Rs 530 million and Rs650 million respectively.

However, considering the ground realities, TESCO prepared PC-1s for the said projects which enhanced the cost of Shakas grid station Rs171.59 million, Bara-II grid station Rs147.093 million and TSD Kohat grid station Rs325.958 million. These PC-1s were submitted to PDWP for approval with enhanced cost while the forum approved the projects subject to condition that Energy & Power Department will move a summary to Chief Minister for approval of cost enhancement.

In the light of that condition Energy & Power Department formally submitted a summary for the approval of Chief Minister which was approved by him.

Completion of these projects would ensure provision of uninterrupted power supply to domestic & commercial consumers which would boost the industrial activities in the merged tribal districts.

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