A technical committee at the Iraqi Electricity Ministry is studying the offers by international companies to set up power grids in seven Iraqi provinces, according to AKnews.
A Ministry spokesman, Musab al-Mudarres, told the agency that the Ministry has began studying eight offers from international companies which hope to establish power grids in Babel, Kirkuk, Nineveh, Anbar, Najaf, Wasit, and Basra provinces.
Currently Iraq owns only two power grids, the Rusafa and Karkh.
The bidding companies include among others the U.S. General Electric (GE), French Alstom and Marseille, and Malaysian Ridgestone Discovery.
The installation of facilities should take only 24 months,’ Ministry spokesman added.