Preparing for the privatization of the electricity distribution sector in Diwaniya
Preparing for the privatization of the electricity distribution sector in Diwaniya and the government is waiting for investors
2016-02-04 23:45:05 | (Voice of Iraq) - Diwaniyah
General Directorate announced for the distribution of electricity Middle Euphrates, on Thursday, its willingness to privatize the distribution sector in the province of Diwaniyah, and called on the local government to support the investment maintenance of power plants and collection of fees by involving the private investor sector, and as pointed out that preference would be for local companies and followed by foreign companies, promised Management Diwaniya province this step, "the best solution to overcome the electricity crisis."
The general director of Electricity of the Middle Euphrates distribution Shaker Kareem Abdul-Ali, in an interview with (long-Presse), "The Iraqi government draws within the reform package is to involve the private sector in service projects management and activating the investment sector in all areas to ensure the best services to the citizens," noting that "the involvement of local and foreign investors in the electricity sector will ensure the provision of electric power around the clock, and the minimum may get to provide 80% of processed energy every day."
He said Abdul Ali, that "the experiment met with success in several areas of Baghdad, and was scheduled to be implemented in two units Adareeten Diwaniya but the ministry has decided to cover all areas," he said, adding, that "the direct Project privatization will be carried out after the confirmation of the desire of the investing companies to engage in competition." .
Abdul Ali said that "the Directorate need to support the Government of Diwaniyah to implement the resolution, which will reflect positively on citizens who have suffered during the last period of chronic crisis in the fluctuation of hours of processing power," stressing that "priority will be to investors from the province or local companies, followed by foreign" stressing at the same time, that "the desire of the citizen in dealing with the private sector at the expense of the public, will be a confirmation of the success of the project in Diwaniya and the rest of the provinces."
For his part, First Deputy Governor of Diwaniyah Hussein Musawi, in an interview with (long-Presse), "The electricity wages are a burden heavier on the citizens, and talk about the collection became a concern and exhausting for him, stressing the need to" take appropriate solutions that guarantee the rights of the Ministry of Electricity and dues Finance to ensure continuous power to provide citizens rationalization of energy, including the involvement of private sector and investment in the electricity sector. "
He pointed Moussawi, that "the maintenance and collection by investing will provide the citizen energy savings that the ministry is committed not to increase the unit price Alaghizah and tariffs than it is now, so as not to strain the shoulders of the citizen in the shadow of the financial crisis," and urged the need to "rationalize energy consumption and not to encroach upon the networks, for the benefit of the citizen Aldhaiat being wasted and this is what the investor will work to overcome because they are within the amounts of revenue. "
In turn, showed Mohammed Kurdi Sarhan, in an interview with (long-Presse), surprised at the "capacity of the Ministry of Electricity, which has long promised things that did not comply with them and the possibility of citizens processing power throughout the day to transmit the electricity sector to investment, privatization and the difficulty of achieving it if it remained up However, the ministry, "pointing out that" the policy of the ministry relies on citizen pressure that falls prey to avarice or greed, which exposed him today at the hands of some of the owners of the generators. "
The Iraqi Ministry of Electricity announced (January 25 2016), for start implementing a project to privatize the distribution sector to get rid of corruption and ensure equitable distribution between the regions and the collection of energy wages, and confirmed the referral of the first patch in the Zayouna district, east of Baghdad, and as pointed to the division of Iraq into 180 geographical area, called wishing to enter the sector to submit their applications to the ministry.
The Iraqi Ministry of Electricity announced (January 25 2016), the entry of Wasit province in a project to privatize the electricity distribution sector after the capital, Baghdad, and while confirming the project referral to a reputable companies certified, pointed out that the patches distributed in the provinces will be ready during the next term.
It is noteworthy that the Ministry of Electricity announced on Tuesday (25 August 2015), a tender for the service three shops in eastern Baghdad's Zayouna area, and the collection of wages of consumers where the current Baltsairh, for three years, while pledged to equip those areas continuous card without interruption, and the company backup materials for the maintenance of networks, confirmed that the experiment aims to reduce Aldhaiat consumption and improve the collection of fees, as a prelude to apply to the rest of the regions.
It is noteworthy that this step comes in the wake of motionless Popular overwhelming included 11 provinces, to protest against the deterioration of electricity and non-implementation of the promises "Dumped optimistic" about improvement, launched by senior former government officials, particularly the president, Nouri al-Maliki and Vice President for Energy Affairs, Hussein al-Shahristani.
The Ministry of Electricity Project and is a further step to privatize the sector, after the approval of more than one official in the current government, the inability to cope with the burden, "heavy" to perpetuate the work of the national system about the satisfaction of the masses.