Aswat al-Iraq news agency reports that Karbala's Provincial Council has decided on Monday to cut the electric power supplied to the cement plant run by French company Lafarge.
“[The company] must get its power by itself and achieve an annual production of 30 million tons,” Tareq Gatifa al-Khikany, Chairman of the Council’s Economic Committee said.
“Due to the reduction in the electric power supplied for Karbala Province, the Province’s Council has decided to cut the power supplied to the Karbala Cement Plant and use the power for its citizens.”
He said that the Lafarge was supposed to generate its own electric power according to the contract it had signed.”
The plant, which has been operating for more than 6 months, is consuming 15 megawatts, out of the total share for the Province of 125 megawatts. The Province can only supply its citizens with one hour of power every 3 hours.
(Source: Aswat al-Iraq)