Syria turns to Iran for Electricity Source
Daily Press

(DP-News - agencies)
SYRIA- The Syrian power grid has cut off its transmission lines with Egypt, Jordan and Turkey, and turned east to replace these countries with Iran, its regional ally, press reports said last week.

Various media outlets have reported that Syria has gradually halted electricity imports from Turkey, Jordan and Egypt, relinquishing its presence in a regional electric project launched by Turkey, Lebanon, Egypt, Iraq and Jordan.

The project was established some years ago and consisted at first of these five countries, before expanding to include others for political and economic reasons.

Reports said that Syria, under an agreement that was signed with Tehran three months ago, will be supplied with 250 megawatts of electricity.

This quantity will compensate for the shortage that has resulted from the attacks on the power grid and the withdrawal from the regional electric project.

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