USAID improves power distribution system preventing Rs.16b loss annually
Power Distribution System in the country has been considerably improved with US help preventing line losses worth sixteen billion rupees annually.
A USAID Press Release says under its 218 million dollar Programme, the agency introduced a series of initiatives in partnership with government owned power distribution companies increasing their revenue by forty billion rupees during the past five years.
Under the programme loss reduction equipment were provided mostly to Peshawar Electricity Supply Company and Multan Electricity Supply Company. Two hundred thousand ageing meters were also repaired.
Thirty-one thousand employees were imparted training besides upgrading ten training centers and establishing eight Information Technology Laboratories.