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Flood victims families pledged solar energy system.

PESHAWAR, December 01, 2010 (Balochistan Times): German Aid for Afghan Children (GAAC) pledge provision of electricity to 1000 flood affected families of Swat through solar system and distributed food and non-food relief items among 1200 families in Madiyan and Bahrain areas of the district. The country director GAAC, Engineer Alam Shahab distributed the relief goods during his visit to the flood devastated areas of Madiyan and Bahrain in the district. Massive destruction caused by the floods have played havoc with the power transmission and people of the area have no alternative sources of energy were forced to spend their nights in darkness. The flood had washed away the Madiyan grid stations along with the poles of the power transmission. The restoration of power supply to summer resort Kalam would take years. The German NGO while taking into account the difficulties faced by the flood victims of the two towns made arrangements for the energy from alternative source. Country Director GAAC, Engineer Alam Shahab said that the solar system would arrive in Pakistan during the current month, which would be later install on the top roofs of one thousand houses. The system, he said would energize at least 10 tube lights and 15 energy savers in each house. The official of the German NGO said they are distributing relief goods for eight times in the flood affectees of the Swat and have given away food and other needs of life in thousands of people. He said that in future too the organization will continue its activities of rehabilitation and reconstruction. The relief goods distributed among the flood victims on Wednesday were included warm clothes, socks, sweaters, warm blankets, rice, flour, ghee and tea leaf. During the distribution of relief goods beside the locals peoples arrived from far-flung areas were given top priority.

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Publication:Balochistan Times (Baluchistan Province, Pakistan)
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Date:Dec 3, 2010
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