The appointing process of chief executive officer, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Transmission and Grid Company (KPT&GC), has been finalized as it is the first power distribution company being established in the history of the province.
The provincial government has allocated Rs96 million for the establishment of the new company including appointment of emergency staff for the company and the selection of the office building will be done soon.
In this regard, a meeting of the sixth board of directors of KPT&GC was held under the chairmanship of Chairman Board/Secretary Energy and Power Nisar Ahmad Khan.
In the meeting, the company acting CEO/Special Secretary Tashfeen Haider, Additional Secretary Energy Abdul Hadi, CEO PEDO Engineer Naeem Khan, Advisor Energy Engr Tala Mohammad, representatives of finance department and others were also present.
The chair was briefed about the progress regarding the establishment of the company and problems faced with the federal agencies NEPRA and NTDC regarding the establishment of the company were discussed.
Important decisions were made regarding the inclusion of electricity in the new system.
Furthermore, it was also approved to issue an early notification by the department regarding the establishment of the company and the creation of its administrative structure with the support of the World Bank.
Moreover, finance department was also urged to release the approved funds.
In the meeting, instructions were also issued to the authorities for the purchase of furniture and other equipment for the office of the new chief executive.
Secretary Power Nisar Ahmed said that the establishment of power distribution will prove as a milestone towards the improvement of the electricity system of the province.