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Jordan and Iraq agree on power link project for September 2019

Thomson Reuters reported that the countries will link electricity networks; the project will be completed within 18 months

The move is designed to stop electricity supply shortages in Iraq.
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The move is designed to stop electricity supply shortages in Iraq.

Jordan and Iraq have agreed to launch a project to link their electricity networks, which will be implemented in September 2019.

According to news publication Thomson Reuters, the project will be completed within 18 months and is part the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries' (OPEC) plans to connect power networks with neighbouring countries.

The move is reportedly designed to help Iraq bridge electricity supply shortages and meet emergency power needs in peak periods.

Iraq’s Electricity Ministry said in a statement: “The ministry has finished talks with the Jordanian side and the project to link the networks in the two countries will start in early September.”

The statement added that talks are also progressing with Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Turkey for a similar development.

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