Libya's Audit Bureau warns of serious electricity crisis next summer

Libya's Audit Bureau warns of serious electricity crisis next summer

January 18, 2021 - 22:03
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The Head of the Libyan Audit Bureau, Khalid Shakshak warned of serious repercussions of the electricity crisis in the peak heat of next summer due to delayed implementation of significant projects.

In a meeting with officials from the General Electricity Company of Libya (GECOL), Shakshak warned the Presidential Council and Central Bank of Libya to speed the approval of budgets so that GECOL can implement the suspended projects.

The meeting proposed recommendations that included the need for maintenance and provision of spare parts to some power units to provide about 1300 megawatts, in addition to completing contracts to finish the project of South Tripoli that would add 1300 megawatts.

The meeting also recommended finishing the procedures for reopening the letters of credit for the Arab Union company to build a power plant that would provide 160 megawatts, in addition to repairing 13 gas units at different power plants in the country.

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