IoK News ( 1st June 2021) : //
The AJK government has accelerated the pace of hydropower development and to construct a number of additional small hydropower projects through its own resources and with private investments.
A recent small scale hydro power project has been completed in Jhing Azad Kashmir. The 14.4 MW Jhing Hydro Power Project was inaugurated by Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider Khan on 26th May 2021.
The Project was started in June 2016 under power Development Organization, AJK.
Hydropower projects use a well= established method of generating electricity that uses moving water (kinetic energy) to produce electricity.
There is huge potential of small-scale hydropower projects in Azad Kashmir.
The small-scale hydropower can be installed with little environmental impact.
on wildlife or ecosystems, mainly because the majority of small hydropower plants are run-of-river schemes or implemented in existing water infrastructure.
The company behind this small scale project is ZK & Associates (Pvt) Limited . This company was founded in 2002 as a Proprietorship concern.
Till 2012 the company was on very slow pace but after 2012 the company started its business aggressively and within a short span of eight years company was upgraded to CA (No Limit) from C3 category in Pakistan Engineering Council.
During the period company extended different types of projects including roads, Buildings, Bridges (specially cantilever box girder and multi-span continuous “I” shape girder bridges), Bridges Rehabilitation, Hydropower, Water Treatment Plants, secant pile work for Power House and interior works.
The company is also working on many other projects in Azad Kashmir. One of these projects is an extension of the existing Hospital Facilities in the city of Rawalakot AJK.