Five Arab countries and Turkey to be linked via power grids

Apr 11, 2005 02:00 AM

Five Arab countries and Turkey will be linked through power grids by end of next year, Syrian electricity minister Muneeb Sa'em Al-dahr said.
Al-dahr said Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Iraq and Turkey would be hooked up by electricity grids. The last part of the power grid project, he said, would be finalized with Iraq with a $ 100 mm cost.

The aim of the inter-Arab power grid linkage is to hook up the Arab countries with European states through Turkey and Greece, said the minister.
Al-dahr said power grid linkages between Morocco and Algeria, and between Algeria and Tunisia were completed.

He said the project aimed at minimizing costs of the establishment of new power stations.
The Kuwait-based Arab fund for economic and social development is funding the project with over $ 400 mm

Source: PetroEnergy Information Network
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