A 60-day deadline was set on Thursday to complete the 300-megawatt Balakot Hydropower Project. This was ordered by Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) Chief Minister Mahmood Khan on Thursday during the first meeting of the newly-constituted policy board of the Pakhtunkhwa Energy Development Organization (PEDO).
60-Day Set To Complete The 300-Megawatt Balakot Hydropower Project : The chief minister said an unnecessary delay in completion of power projects will not be tolerated. He also directed that energy projects being built under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) must be completed by the end of the year.
The meeting was briefed about the newly constituted policy board of PEDO, its administrative structure, the proposed mechanism for appointment of the members of the executive committee and other related matters.
The meeting approved a new organisational chart under the new PEDO ordinance and also accorded approval to abolishing certain administrative slots in the old administrative structure.
Meanwhile, K-P Labour and Culture Minister Shaukat Yousafzai have said that uplift schemes will be completed without delay. He said that the development of remote areas was a top priority of the incumbent government.
Chairing a meeting of the Shangla District Development Advisory Committee on Thursday, Yousafzai said that Shangla will soon become a new tourist spot and directed to intensify work on tourism projects.
Originally published at Tribune