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Shafaq News/ On Monday, the head of the "Rights" parliamentary bloc, Hussain Moanes, asked a parliamentary question to the Ministry of Electricity about the feasibility of electrical connection with the UAE and Saudi Arabia.
According to the question that Moanis asked the ministry, according to a book obtained by Shafak News Agency, "based on Article (61 Seventh-1) of the constitution and Article (29) of the House of Representatives Law and its formations No. (13) of 2018 and Article (50) of the internal system of the House of Representatives. Representatives, please answer the parliamentary questions, which included "the economic and technical feasibility of the Saudi electrical interconnection project (500 megawatts), and the date of the project's operational date."
Moanis asked the minister to "answer this within 15 days from the date of receiving the letter, according to Article 15 - First of the House of Representatives law and its formations."
In another question, Moanes said, "It is for oversight purposes and based on the provisions of Article (61/Seventh/A) of the Constitution and the provisions of Articles (15) and (29) of the House of Representatives Law and its formations No. (13) of 2018, and Article (50) of Bylaws of the House of Representatives Please answer the parliamentary questions that include "the economic feasibility of the energy purchase contract project from the Emirati Masdar Company" and "the necessity of granting a loan from the Commercial Bank of Iraq (TBI) to the above company for the purpose of establishing the project".
It also included Moanis’ questions about the recommendations of the committee formed according to the ministerial order numbered (60334 on 1/12/2022), as well as asking for an answer within a period not exceeding fifteen days.
On Friday (7/16/2022), Iraq and Saudi Arabia signed an agreement regarding the provision of electric energy in a stable manner and at reduced costs, through an agreement with the Gulf Interconnection Authority.
This agreement would provide more reasons for the stability of the supply of electric power and the supply of the national grid, especially in the seasons that witness high demand. A second agreement was also signed; It aims to supply Iraq with electrical energy from Saudi Arabia, and for the Iraqi national grid to become a hub for energy transmission between the continents of Asia and Europe. The agreement was signed by the Minister of Oil on the Iraqi side, and the Minister of Energy on the Saudi side.
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