NA: (Govt committed to resolve energy crises: NA Deputy Speaker)

ISLAMABAD: Deputy Speaker National Assembly Murtaz Javed Abbasi on Sunday welcomed the announcement of Ministry of Water and Power to build a grid station in District Mansehra.

The grid station will be built with a cost of $ US 20 million. This project will be built by National Transmission and Despatch Company (NTDC) and 120 kanal of land has already been acquired for this purpose.

The construction of the grid station is scheduled to be initiated from September, 2015 and will be completed in December 2016.

The decision was made in the light of long lasting demand of the locals due to severe issue of low voltage of electricity being transmitted in the area that resulted in distribution crises of power.

Murtaza Javed Abbasi, has congratulated the people of Mansehra saying that the government was committed to resolve the issues of energy crises and poverty in the country and was taking all possible measures to provide basic amenities to masses at their door step.

He said unfortunately, previous governments had neglected Hazara Division in the past but the current government was taking keen interest for development and to resolve power shortage of area. He assured that similar projects will be started in other parts of the Hazara Division in future to fulfil the electricity needs.

He thanked the Prime Minister Mohammad Nawaz Sharif and Minister for Water Power for approval of grant for construction of grid station in District Mansehra.