PESHAWAR: In a bid to overcome the energy crisis, the government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has launched ‘Access to Clean Energy Programme’.
The contract signing of the project was attended by Pakhtunkhwa Energy Development Organisation (PEDO) Chief Executive Officer Naeem Khan and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) Power Secretary Zubair Khan.
Under this project, 187 Basic Health Units (BHUs) 8,000 schools, and 4,000 mosques will be equipped with solar energy.
The conversion of 8,000 schools and 187 BHUs will be carried out at a cost of Rs4.4 billion provided by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), and the solarisation of 4,000 mosques in the province will be covered at a cost Rs2.4 billion of Annual Development Program (ADP).
To carry out the initiative, the authorities have signed agreements with selected contractors.
Moreover, the provincial government is also working to devise a strategy to construct a mini and micro hydropower project on major canals, rivers and tributaries.
In this regard, over 160 sites were identified for the construction of the hydropower plant, and consultants have been hired to devise a report.
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