A small hydropower station built by Aga Khan Rural Support Program was commissioned to start providing electricity
Around 8,000 people of Raman village in Laspur Valley, Upper Chitral, will have electricity before the start of winter. This was stated in a handout issued by the information department on Thursday.
A small hydropower station built by the Aga Khan Rural Support Program (AKRSP) was recently commissioned to start providing electricity. Temperature in Laspur Valley and other areas of Upper Chitral remains below freezing point during winter.
Accompanied by the Aga Khan Foundation Chief Executive Officer Akhtar Iqbal, Swiss Ambassador to Pakistan Marc George flew to the village to inaugurate the facility. The station was financed by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).
The Swiss ambassador believed the new station would improve the standard of life of the people. “I also belong to a mountainous area like Laspur and understand the problems of people in all sectors of development. I understand how electricity is crucial to their uplift and conservation of environment.”
Published in The Express Tribune, October 2nd, 2015.