MARDAN, 14 October: The 2.6 megawatts Machai hydro power station has started production and it is adding 14 gigawatts electricity to the national grid.

Secretary Energy Department Engineer Naeem Khan inaugurated the hydro power station in Alo Killi area of Mardan on Friday. Naeem Khan said on the occasion that the project was initiated with the cooperation of Asian Development Bank. He said the successful completion of the project indicates successful start for us in the power sector projects. He said the 17MW Ranolia and 36.6MW Dral Khwar hydro power stations will also be inaugurated soon.

Naeem Khan said the Machai station will create job opportunities for the local youth and contribute to the development of the area.