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Jordan Provides Syria With Electricity

Jul 2007 - BBC Monitoring Middle East

Jordan has been providing Syria with electricity since March and will start providing electricity to the governorate of Jericho in the West Bank as of early December, Director-General of the National Electric Power Company (NEPCO) Ahmad Hiyasat said.

Hiyasat added in a statement to Jordan News Agency, Petra that the amount of electricity that has been exported to Syria until the end of last May stood at 2385 Megawatt generating 161,348 Jordanian dinar in revenue.

"The amount of electricity that was imported from Syria since the beginning of this year until last May stood at 6374 Megawatt compared to 37665 Megawatt in the same period of last year," he added.

NEPCO he said, continued providing services and consultation inside and outside Jordan, adding the company was providing its expertise to Yemen, Iraq and Palestine.

On the company's future projects, he said it will continue the process of implementing a number of electricity projects in various parts of the Kingdom at a total cost of 28 million Jordanian dinar.

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