US helps save lives of electricity linemen thru training


STAFF REPORT ISB: The US government is helping to save the lives of thousands of linemen who work for Pakistans electricity distribution companies (DISCOs) through a safety training programme. The most recent batch of graduate trainees was presented with certificates of completion at a ceremony recently held in Islamabad. The trainings are conducted under a project funded by the USAID.

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“Effective operations and maintenance of the distribution network depends heavily on linemen,” said Michael Curtis, Director of USAIDs Energy Office.

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In Pakistan, over 100 experienced linemen lose their lives and the same numbers of linemen are severely disabled every year.

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