Audit Bureau demands clarification from GECOL on stalled projects

Audit Bureau demands clarification from GECOL on stalled projects

October 13, 2020 - 15:10
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Written By: SafaAlharathy

The head of the Audit Bureau, Khaled Shakshak, has demanded the General Electricity Company of Libya (GECOL) to clarify the reasons for not proceeding with the contracts related to establishing a power station east of Tripoli, despite obtaining permission from the Audit Bureau, indicating that such an act puts the company under suspicion of extortion.

"The chairman and board of directors of the GECOL should explain why the offer to supply trailed units, which was presented to the Audit Bureau in 2019, no longer exists," Shakshak said, noting that the deal would have provided 624 megawatts to the public network.

 He also demanded clarification to the deal with JESCO company who failed to adhere to the construction of the Ubari Station, as well as the Siemens and Inka contracts, to start installing the projects agreed upon in western Tripoli and Misurata, within a maximum deadline of 20 days, according to the statement.

Shakashk also cited the lack of progress in the negotiations with the Iron and Steel Company to maintain and operate the GECOL power station, aimed to add about 300 megawatts to the public network.