Iraq's Minister for Electricity, Kareem Aftan al-Jumaili, has opened a new 200MW power station in Missan province, according to a report from AKnews.
The new diesel-fueled station, to the north of Amara, was built by the South Korean company STX at a reported cost of $220 million (260 billion Iraqi dinars).
According to a spokesperson for the ministry, the Iraqi government will pay the costs in installments of 50% a year after the start of operations, and will then pay the rest over two years.
STX will also be responsible for the maintenance of the station for two years.
Iraq currently produces only 7,000 MW of electricity while the demand is more than 15,000 MW.
(Sources: AKnews, AIN)