[size=36]Electricity reveals talks with Saudi Arabia and Kuwait to activate electricity linkage[/size]
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Ministry of Electricity on Monday revealed its arrival to advanced stages of talks with Saudi Arabia and Kuwait in order to activate the joint electrical link, stressing that the size of the increase in energy production for the current year is estimated at 15% compared to last year.
"Electricity production at peak rates reached 14,500 MW last year, and this summer it will rise to 18,000 megawatts, an increase of 15 percent over last year," said Minister of Electricity Louay al-Khatib. The Ministry qualifies the ministry to equip citizens with energy with better hours compared to last summer. "
Khatib added that "the ministry has also taken on the development of the reality of the network in terms of transmission lines and distribution networks, which will contribute to increase the reliability of the electricity network throughout the country," noting that "Iraq and the result of the war with the" calling "criminal, has witnessed a sabotage in the building Infrastructure within the liberated provinces ".
He added that "the above, the ministry had to drain its reserves of spare materials and funds to rehabilitate the network there and the delivery of power to it, noting that his ministry had hoped to be allocated sufficient funds within the budget of reconstruction, to promote the reality of electricity," noting that his ministry "will study Options for the rehabilitation of this sector as soon as possible. "
"There is an improvement this summer and the government has taken its role in the short term to reach greater results of energy and better processing," he said.
On the discussions with Kuwait and Saudi Arabia to implement the electricity linkage project, Al-Khatib said, "This issue takes advanced levels of discussions because the purpose of linking with neighboring countries will contribute to creating a promising market among all countries in the region. Need, both on the medium and long term will contribute to creating a promising market for electricity serving the economies of all the countries involved. "