PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government, Department of International Department (DFID), Saudi Fund for Development (SFD) and UNOP have signed a project provision of solar electricity to the primary schools of seven southern districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
The project covers solarisation of 1959 government primary schools in DI Khan, Tank, Lakki Marwat, Bannu, Karak, Kohat and Hangu with the cost of Rs950 million.
KP Minister for Education Muhammad Atif and representatives of these organisations signed the agreement.
Atif Khan lauded the SFD’s involvement and contribution to such education facilities and hoped that it would further cement relations between the two nations. The minister said this initiative of providing schools of southern districts of with solar energy is henceforth a contribution to solve energy crisis in the area and provides electricity in the schools for improved learning environment.
“This will have a positive impact on enrolment rate of students, their interest to attend the school,” he said.