Karbala's local government has signed a contract with a Danish company to install five new electrical generators in the province.
The head of the Strategic Planning and Constructing committee, Abbas Nasser Hassani told AKnews that a delegation from Karbala local government signed the contract with Danish company Simko, which has offices in Turkish capital, Ankara.
Three of the units will have a capacity of 30 mw, with the other two being 20mw.
He said that the company will complete the project within 22 months of the signing of the contract.
Hassani added, "the output of these stations, added to the contract signed with the American company Caterpillar to build a power station with a capacity of 100 mw, which will cover half of the city's electric power total needs (450 mw)."
“We called for the federal government to give the freedom for the Iraqi provincial councils to contract with international companies for the purpose enhancing the electricity production.”
Hassani said that the electricity production of these stations will be separated from the national grid, which needs many years to be repaired.
Regarding the decision by the Ministry of Electricity to increase prices, Hassani said that it is not fair to raise electricity prices, because the people are still suffering from the lack of the electricity.
Karbala's residents get electricity for only one hour in every six.