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Iraq to get electricity from Jordan, Egypt

2005, Al Bawaba

Jordan and Egypt have agreed on providing Western Iraq with electrical energy, separately from the Iraqi national electricity grid, reported the Jordanian newspaper. The general manager of the Jordanian electricity company, Dr. Ahmad Hayasat, said that a transformation line of 132 kilo volt and by length of 200 kilometers will be constructed to connect between Al-Raysha Transformation Station adjacent to the Jordanian-Iraqi borders and Akashat region in Western Iraq.

He added that the Iraqi ministry of electricity agreed with Electro Energy Company, which is owned by Iraqi investors, that it will accomplish the construction works of this line, while the Jordanian electricity company will be responsible for the consultancy works to the investor.

Hayasat added that the formal institutions in Jordan, Egypt and Iraq are expected to agree upon the procedural steps towards energy exports from Jordan and Egypt to Iraq. Jordan will provide electricity to Iraq either from its self resources or through imports, clarified Hayasat.

2005 Mena Report (www.menareport.com)

 


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