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KRG to provide 20- hour electricity during Ramadan: minister

  2021-04-05  | 
 Zhyan News Network
Khabat Thermal Power plant in Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq, February, 2020. Photo by KRG Ministry of Electricity
 Zhyan News Network

SULAIMANI – Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Minister of Electricity Kamal Muhammad said on Monday (April 5) that his ministry will provide twenty hours of electricity every day people during the Islamic month of Ramadan, which is set to begin on April 13. 

Muhammad said at a news conference that about 568,000 smart meters have been installed in the houses in the Kurdistan Region and plans are underway to tie all the houses and places of business with smart electricity meter.

The KRG minister’s press statement came after a meeting with members of the Kurdistan Parliament’s Energy, Natural Resources, Commerce and Industry Committee.

We are with that people should be provided with better electricity,” the KRG minister said.

Chair of the committee Ali Hama Salih from the Change Movement (Gorran) said that “Electricity problem should be resolved and we are trying for the generators to be removed so that type of electricity should be provided to the people.”

Power cuts are a persistent problem in the Kurdistan Region in spite of promises by the authorities to out an end to it. 

The demands are on the rise during winter and summer as people use electricity to heat or cool themselves.

The government has permitted private generators to fill the shortcomings, coupling peoples’ fees.

(Zhyan News Network)