RIYADH: Iraq’s Electricity Ministry has started setting up interconnection stations with Saudi Arabia and determining the paths of transmission lines, according to the state’s news agency.
“The ministry is establishing and working on the readiness of stations to establish the link between Iraq and Saudi Arabia,” a ministry’s spokesman, Ahmed Musa, told the Iraqi News Agency.
Musa added that the main objective of the electrical interconnection projects is the readiness and stability of the electrical network and introducing Iraq to energy markets.


The project is part of Iraq’s efforts to reduce the electricity shortage across the country that aggravates during the hot summer months.

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