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Damascus is rehabilitating an electricity line linking Jordan with Lebanon via Syria at a cost of 12 billion pounds


The Syrian Minister of Electricity, Engineer Ghassan Al-Zamil, stated that the estimated cost of rehabilitating the destroyed part of the electricity line linking Jordan with Lebanon via Syria exceeds 12 billion Syrian pounds, with an implementation period ranging between two and four months, according to the Syrian News Agency.


Minister Al-Zamel pointed out that the electricity line linking Jordan and Syria to Lebanon was partially sabotaged by terrorists at a distance of 87 km starting from the Jordanian-Syrian border to the Deir Ali area, indicating that this distance is part of the main line that connects north of the Jordanian capital, Amman. Deir area, south of Damascus, with a length of 144.5 km.


Al-Zamil pointed out that the damages included the destruction of about 80 towers at a cost of more than 6.9 billion pounds, the destruction, sabotage and theft of about 195 km of Al-Arasah, at a cost of more than 4.5 billion pounds, in addition to the need for about 10,000 dishes to repair the vandalism of the insulators at a cost of 620 million pounds, stressing the existence of Difficulty in securing the materials needed to rehabilitate the line due to the unjust siege imposed on Syria.


Al-Zamil indicated that the ministry monitors developments on the line and how to implement rehabilitation work by relying on the national cadres and expertise existing in the ministry's institutions, including engineers, technicians and workers.


The Lebanese side had requested from Syria during the Syrian-Lebanese talks session that took place recently, the possibility of Syria helping Lebanon in passing Egyptian gas and Jordanian electricity through Syrian territory. The Syrian side welcomed the request and Syria's readiness to meet that.


It is noteworthy that, the energy ministers of Egypt, Jordan, Syria and Lebanon agreed to revive the Arab gas pipeline, and discuss the situation of the Syrian infrastructure for the transmission of electricity.


The ministers also agreed on a roadmap to supply Lebanon with Egyptian gas. In a joint press conference with his counterparts from Syria, Lebanon and Jordan, Engineer Tarek El Molla, Minister of Petroleum, expressed his hope to export gas to Lebanon "as soon as possible," stressing that there are presidential assignments from the president. Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi to supply Lebanon with the natural gas it needs, to overcome the crisis facing the Lebanese people, stressing that the preliminary meeting was very good to confirm the agreement on the readiness of the infrastructure to pump Egyptian gas again after a 10-year interruption to ensure the networks and facilities for the circulation of gas, as well as Reviewing some contractual clauses that existed 10 years ago.

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