Zab to receive electricity from Kirkuk

April 29, 2012 at 4:53 pm

Electricity towers in Kirkuk...Photo Kirkuk Now

Electricity towers in Kirkuk...Photo Kirkuk Now

Electricity towers in Kirkuk...Photo Kirkuk Now

Electricity towers in Kirkuk...Photo Kirkuk Now

The Iraqi Ministry of Electricity approved joining Zab town and villages electricity network to the Kirkuk Electricity Station. 

Muhamad Hasan al-Jabouri said at the Zab’s council, “The MoE has approved transferring power from Kirkuk instead of Salahadin.  The approval followed a visit by some nobles and Sheikhs of the town.”

He also said the MoE has approved to transfer power from Muzhariya power station, 5 km north of Hawija.  “We have called on the Governorate and the Kirkuk Provincial Council to pay for the project, which will take four months,” according to al-Jabouri, explaining that the project costs 3 billion Iraqi dinars.

Zab currently gets power from Salahadin but its people have been asking to join the Kirkuk power station, as electricity has been reduced recently.

Ali Hamza, a 53-year-old civilian considered the project as ‘important’ and wished it would be implemented soon.  Zab is in the Hawija district, 95 km southwest of Kirkuk city on the Tigers river, with a population of some 56 thousand people.

Zab township contains 28 villages, alongside the Tigers river to the north of the town.

Yasin al-Sab’awi – Kirkuk Now 

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