Turkey's role significant in resolving Gaza's power woes

Water quality and shortages also remain threat to health of many with onset of diseases

Turkey's role significant in resolving Gaza's power woes

World Bulletin / News Desk

Turkish energy officials' visit to the Gaza Strip was crucial to show solidarity to the Palestinians in their plight to solve the major power outage problem, the Palestinian Ambassador to Ankara has said. 

Turkish energy officials met their Palestine counterparts in Gaza to find a feasible solution to the decades-long electricity problems in mid-July 2016. 
 
Faed Mustafa, the Palestinian ambassador to Ankara, said on Tuesday that the majority of power outages persist mainly in the Gaza Strip rather than in the West Bank. 
 
Mustafa also said that the Gaza Strip needs at least 450 megawatts of capacity to cover the needs in the region and this is set to rise to 820 megawatts by 2020. However the maximum capacity that is provided now is only 248 megawatts. 

He underlined that currently the Palestinian power plant produces 100 megawatts (MW) at full capacity and operates by diesel, while the Israeli line, known as 161, provides 120 megawatts of capacity and finally the Egyptian lines provide 28 megawatts capacity. According to World Bank records in 2013, Palestine's population was 4.17 million. 
Last Mod: 21 Ekim 2016, 12:34
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