Cabinet okays cheap electricity for agriculture, industries – Newspaper

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa cabinet on Wednesday decided about the supply of cheap electricity produced by the province’s recently-built power stations to the local industrial and agricultural sectors for their development.

The cabinet met here with Chief Minister Mahmood Khan in the chair.

A statement issued here said the Malakand-III, Daral Khawar and Machai power stations would collectively generate 137 megawatts electricity, whose supply to industries would bring about an industrial revolution in the province.

The cabinet was informed that the Pehur hydropower station model would be replicated through an open competition in that respect.

The provincial government has already established special economic zones in the province to ensure prosperity, mitigate poverty, enhance employment opportunities, promote skill development, and increase productivity.The cabinet approved the proposed KP Schools Bags Limitation Weight Act, 2019, for both public and private primary and secondary schools.

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