Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund (PPAF) in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province with the financial support of the Government of Germany through the German Development Bank (KfW) is implementing Hydropower &Renewable Energy(HRE) Projects.

Village SarKalayin of union council Pandair having total population is 895falling in Chagharzi/Buner is home to about 60 households. Village has received electricity from 36 kW hydro power project completed under PPAF HRE Project included two phases with the expenditure of Euro 22.5 million. Phase-I was started in 2013 and will be completed in 2018. Phase-II will follow Phase-I spanning over 3 years.

PPAF senior officials along with KfW delegation had inaugurated hydro power project in district Buner and solar mini-grid projects in district Lakki Marwat.

Mr. Michael Gruber, Division Head of Peace and Governance Program-KfW Frankfurt, appreciated the efforts of PPAF in implementing renewable projects in off-grid and remote areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa while inaugurated Micro-Hydel Power Project and Solar Mini-Grid Projects in district Buner and Lakki Marwat. He said, “The projects will not only improve socio-economic condition of the of people and development of the area”.

Mrs. MajaBott, Project Manager HRE Project, KfW Frankfort has said, “The location of projects are in very challenging and difficult topography. The high quality of equipment and civil structures will safeguard long life of projects”.

Mr. Amir Naeem, Senior Group Head, Financial Management and Corporate Affairs/Company Secretary PPAF, acknowledged support of KfW said that “PPAF is delighted to work on this project with KfW to improve lives of people of areas and achieve eventual goal of poverty mitigation” and thanked KfW and the local community for their support.

Ms. Simi Kamal, Senior Group Head, Grants Operations Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund appreciated the cooperation of KfW in implementation of these Renewable Energy projects in the province. She also added, “PPAF will include women in its activities because it is mandate of PPAF to engage women and ensure their participation in economic development.”

The project was covering 8 union councils of these districts6 districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.