The Electricity Ministry concludes a contract worth $ 80 million with Sweden to construct transfer stations
10:12 - 06/09/2020
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The Iraqi ambassador in Stockholm, Ahmed Al-Kamali, revealed, on Sunday, the signing of a contract worth 80 million dollars between the Ministry of Electricity and a Swedish company to establish transformer stations, while he expressed his hope that an airline would open soon between Baghdad and Stockholm.
"The relations between the two countries developed after the conference of the International Compact with [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] which was hosted by Sweden in 2008, which can be reconvened in Baghdad if conditions permit and European countries agree on that," Al-Kamali said in an interview followed by the information .
He referred to "the support provided by the Swedish government at the [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] Reconstruction Conference in 2017 within the development cooperation strategy, which is still in effect at the present time, as it pledged to pay one billion kronor for the development of local governments."
He revealed, "providing more than one million dollars under an agreement signed by the Swedish agency" Sida "with the United Nations Population Fund in [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] to support the response plan to the Corona pandemic.
He disclosed, "The signing of a new contract between the Ministry of Electricity and one of the Swedish companies specialized in electric power services to establish four transmission stations out of 24 stations with a capacity of 132 kilovolts in the Bob al-Sham area in Baghdad, central Kut, Diwaniyah and Al-Hayyaniyah in Basra, at an amount of 80 million dollars."
Al-Kamali expressed his hope for "the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the Iraqi Civil Aviation Authority and its Swedish counterpart to finalize the reopening of the Baghdad-Stockholm airline." End / 25