PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) has resumed construction work on 69 megawatts Lawi Hydropower Project in Chitral district.
Construction work on the project was stopped for the past nine months due some security and financial issues. Provincial Secretary Energy and Power, Nisar Ahmad Khan, visited Lawi, Koto and other Hydropower Project sites in Chital and Dir Lower districts. On this occasion, Project Director Koto Engineer Sultan Rom and Deputy Director Engineer Muqeemuddin briefed the secretary over the progress so far made on this important power project.
He said that due to security reasons, several Chinese engineers working on the project had left their work and went back. However, Chinese workers have returned after improvement in security situation. Muqeemuddin said that construction work is in full swing and all the required machinery has also been transferred to the project site.
Secretary Nisar Ahmad Khan, during visit to the Lawi Power Project site in Chitral, directed contractors, consultants and field staff for all efforts to complete the project within due date as the project was already stalled for several months. He said the provincial government has resolved the security and financial issues and Chinese engineers have also returned, therefore, further delay is unacceptable.
According to the KP Power and Energy Department, Chinese engineers working on various projects left the country after the deadly attack in Kohistan due to which the work on many projects was stopped for several months.