Kuwait helps Iraq to overcome electricity crisis

Cairo: Kuwait intervened to help Iraq through its electricity crisis, sending fuel to operate the suspended power plants in southern Iraq and 17 generators, to mitigate the electricity crisis in Basra.

Iraq electricity crisis started last week when Iran decided to cut electricity and fuel supplies. Nationwide protests were taking place for the last two weeks against miserable living conditions in Iraq.

More than $40 billion was spent on electricity in Iraq, but the electricity crisis continues to spark popular anger due to mismanagement by energy ministries in consecutive governments.

Published in Gulf News, 25th July, 2018