Qatar Showing Efforts to Solve Electricity Crisis in Gaza
Headlines 18 June 2019 Arabia Day Newsdesk 0
A Qatari technical delegation held a meeting yesterday with parties concerned with the electricity crisis in the Gaza Strip, represented by the Palestinian Energy Authority and electricity distribution company.
During the meeting, the Qatari delegation was briefed on the situation of the electricity sector, the quantities available and the solutions to end the crisis.
The visit of the Qatari delegation aimed to determine the nature of the situation in Gaza and study the technical issues in the electricity sector, especially project (161), which is one of the most prominent projects
to solve the electricity crisis.
The electricity distribution company in Gaza pointed out that the Qatari efforts come in the framework of joint efforts to find quick solutions to the electricity crisis and supply the sector with an additional quantity of electricity. The additional quantity is estimated at 100MW, which represents a quantum leap for the sector and will affect positively on the economic situation in Gaza.
The company thanked Qatar for its efforts to solve the electricity crisis in Gaza, as well as for all stakeholders in finding solutions to the crisis that affected all sectors. (QNA)
Cash disbursement to Gaza families to begin soon: envoy
The National Committee for the Reconstruction of Gaza chairman, ambassador Mohammed al-Emadi, explained that the delay in the disbursement of cash assistance to poor families in Gaza Strip is due to technical reasons, denying all the news about the withdrawal of grant funds and stopping of disbursement.
He pointed out that Qatar continues to support the people of Gaza Strip, stressing that the process of disbursement of cash assistance will take place within days through post offices in Gaza Strip provinces.
On Sunday, ambassador al-Emadi and his deputy Khaled al-Hardan arrived in Gaza accompanied by a technical delegation from Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation (Kahramaa) to discuss the technical details and proposals to operate Line 161 to solve the electricity crisis in Gaza Strip. (QNA)
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