Photo by Nasir Zada

DIR, 28 August: A micro hydro-power project of 30-Kilo Watt capacity was inaugurated in Jabar area of district Upper Dir. Senor Minister for Local Government Inayatullah inaugurated the project on Sunday.

According to officials, the project has been built on Gandegar canal with a cost of Rs3 million. It will provide cheaper electricity to 200 households of the area just at Rs100 per month.

Local residents of the area have expressed happiness over the inauguration of the micro hydro power project and said it would help overcome their problems.

The local villagers said the government had pledged to start work on the construction of a 500KW hydro project in the area after Eid.