Al-Bab local council considers offers to supply al-Bab and its surroundings with electricity

تحرير حسن برهان | ترجمة نهى سالطي | تحرير الترجمة Vera Halvorsen 🕔 تم النشر بتاريخ : 19 أغسطس، 2018 2:24:18 م خبر أعمال واقتصاداجتماعي إدارة محلية

Aleppo - SMART

The local council of the city of al-Bab in Eastern Aleppo, Northern Syria, considers two offers to supply the city and its surrounding areas with electricity.

Ali Rajab, the head of the local council's services office, reported that the council received offers from a private company and from the Turkish government to supply the city with electricity and do the required maintenance for the network and its converters.

Rajab said that the al-Aqsa company offered a 4.5 million US dollar contract to provide the whole Euphrates Shield area with up to 500 megawatts of electricity in only four months.

Rajab added that the Turkish Ministry of Energy offered to maintain the area's electricity network and provide electricity for the citizens, charging them only half the required fee. Rajab said, "The Turkish project, which is expected to take one year to complete, is still pending, as the Turkish government will start an assessment of the networks after the Eid al-Adha holiday."

Rajab also said that the Turkish offer includes providing all the needed equipment, such as converters, cables, machinery, and training for the electricity company's employees.

Ali Rajab pointed out that the area's current electricity network and converters are 60 percent damaged.

Rajab confirmed that the council has not decided which offer to accept yet, but presented the two offers to al-Bab's citizens in a public meeting. Most of the citizens preferred the Turkish offer as it reduces the costs for the people.

Rajab added that in both cases, an electricity directorate would collect fees to pay for the chosen project and the employees' salaries, while giving the local council what remains of the profits.

Earlier, the local council of the nearby city of Azaz signed a 7 million USD contract with a Turkish private company to provide Azaz with electricity.

All the cities, towns and villages of Syria suffer from frequent power outages. The people in the areas outside Syrian government control depend on private electricity generators, while in the areas it controls, the Syrian government follows an electricity rationing plan and sometimes cuts the power for 20 hours a day.

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