PESHAWAR: Energy and Power Secretary Naeem Khan has expressed annoyance over undue delay in the completion of 36.6-megawatt Daral Khawar Hydroelectric Power Project in Swat district. Presiding over a meeting on Thursday, the secretary constituted a committee to look into the issues that were causing the delay. He also gave a deadline of October 31 to the Chinese company that was working on the project. Khan said the government would not tolerate any further delay in the project as it intended to add maximum power to the national grid by completing all projects on time. Chairman of the Chinese company informed the meeting that due to an uncertain security situation, the project was being delayed. However, despite that his team was working day and night to complete the project within the stipulated time.
Published in The Express Tribune, October 6th, 2017.