Iraq decides to privatize the electricity sector

Iraq decides to privatize the electricity sector

30/07/2012 12:39

Baghdad, July 30 (Rn) – House of Representatives voted by majority Monday to a resolution made by the Commission on oil and energy requires the privatization of the electricity sector in the country. Iraq has suffered from a severe shortage of electric power is still the national grid provides electricity supply for a few hours a day. and spent Iraq since 2003 to 2011, the amount of $ 27 billion for electricity, an amount he could, according to statements made by experts in the European countries that lays the foundations for an integrated network of electric power to make Iraq an exporter of energy. MP said Mahma Khalil told the Kurdish news agency (Rn) that “the House of Representatives voted by majority a resolution obliging the government to open investment power. ” Khalil said that “the decision would end the crisis of power in the country after the entry of companies to invest in this sector.” The interruptions frequent in electricity at the top complaints of the population, especially in summer when the temperature exceeds 50 degrees Celsius. From: Raman Brosk. Open: Murtaza Yousuf

Source: aknews