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Iraq to buy 650 megawatts electricity from Turkey

A photo of a electricity station in Iraq (File)
2020-08-04

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SULAIMANI — A spokesperson for the federal Ministry of Electricity Ahmed Moussa al-Abadi said on Tuesday (August 4) that Iraq will buy 650 Megawatts from Turkey, including 200 megawatts for the Kurdistan Region, to increase the level of electricity supplies and the hours of providing power.

“The Ministry of Electricity has made an agreement with the Turkish company of Karl to import nearly 450 megawatts of electricity, which will provide electricity to Baghdad and the cities in southern and central Iraq through the Khurmala-Kirkuk power station,” the spokesperson for the federal Ministry of Electricity Ahmed Moussa al-Abadi told Iraqi News Agency.

“200 Megawatts will be provided for the Kurdistan Region through Mosul power station,” al-Abadi added.

During the summer months, protests demanding improved public services, including electricity, are common in in central and southern Iraq, putting pressure both on Baghdad and provincial governorates to find solutions.

(NRT Digital Media)