Delay in Moorkhun Hydro Electric Project
By : Akberullah Baig
Moorkhun, Gojal: Moorkhun Hydro electrical power house was initiated by the local community with the collaboration of Aga Khan Rural Support Program AKRSP in 1999. Which generates 2 KW electricity, this covers almost 100 household for lite use. In 2006 another project was started to increase the capacity up to 5 KW to provide electricity to the neighbor villages. Unfortunately the project could not complete and delayed by the contractor. 1n 2011 the flood in Afgrach river destroyed the power station. The turbine and other machines were brought to Gilgit for repair, which could not repair due to negligence of the contractor.
The local people blame that the power station is construed at infeasible location. Due to rise in water level in Afgarch River in summer the power station remains under the risk of flood.