English KURDI كوردي عربي
BAGHDAD, June 2 (AKnews) - The Iraqi Electricity Ministry today denied supplying Nineveh with 40 megawatts of Nineveh's share, saying that the equipped electricity is from Iran.
Nineveh Provincial Council today rejected the implementation of the resolution issued by the Ministry of Electricity to provide Syria with 40 megawatts of energy, and confirmed that it will stand against its application formally and legally because it is incompatible with the interests of the people.
Nineveh province said the 40 megawatts that the Ministry of Electricity wants to supply Syria with are deducted from the share of the province.
Ministry spokesman Musab al-Mudarres said: "Nineveh province is granted 650 megawatts of energy and processes 12 hours a day. The 40 megawatts of power are granted from the Iranian electricity system and the Iranian-Iraqi agreement states that 1,200 megawatts are granted for Iraq and 50 megawatts for Syria."
Iraq needs at least 15,000 megawatts to meet the high demand for energy. Iraqis depend on generators to address the continuing shortage that reaches up to about 18 hours a day.
By Raman Brosk