GECOL briefs HoR on achievements, stalled projects

GECOL briefs HoR on achievements, stalled projects

December 16, 2020 - 12:37
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Written By: SafaAlharathy

The Chairman of the Board of Directors of the General Electricity Company of Libya (GECOL) Wiam al-Abdali, and the Director-General of the Company, Ibrahim al-Falah, gave a briefing on Tuesday, before the Tripoli-based House of Representatives (HoR) about the work and problems facing the company.

The HoR media office said that al-Abdali reviewed the challenges they are facing, chiefly the security situation that led to the withdrawal of several contractors who were tasked with executing the projects.

The damage sustained by the company's facilities due to the war was also another issue. He also pointed out the problems they are facing with many consumers who are refusing or ignoring to pay their bills. "This exacted a large sum of the company's budget and prevented payment to some projects.

On the other hand, al-Abdali reviewed some of the company's achievements, including the return of the "Inka" and the "Siemens" companies, the maintenance of the power transmission lines south of Tripoli, and providing security equipment to power stations, which relatively improved energy levels and reduced the deficit from 3700 megawatts to 2150 megawatts, according to the GECOL CEO.

The General Director of the GECOL, Ibrahim Al-Falah, focused in his briefing on the projects under implementation, which he said will connect new units to the public grid with a production capacity of 1025 megawatts.

Al-Falah stressed that the current reforms would address the electricity problem in the short term, emphasizing the need to develop plans and implement strategic projects to keep pace with the increasing consumption in the future.