By Sami Zaptia.
Tripoli, 20 May 2013:
Electricity Minister Ali Muhairiq confirmed to Libya Herald that most power cuts should be over very . . .[restrict]soon.
Replying to a question by Libya Herald at yesterday’s Prime Ministerial press conference, Muhairiq said that some generators had already arrived at Misrata port and that others were on the way.
The Libyan government had disbursed quite a sizeable budget in order to avoid the very unpopular power cuts, caused in part by war damage to the electricity infrastructure. It had hired mobile power generators from American headquartered APR Energy to supply 250 MW of power in the hope of making up the power generation deficit.
The Electricity Minister revealed yesterday that it had ordered more generators in order to have increased power generation capacity.
With the height of summer approaching and the holy month of Ramadan starting in early July, the government was keen to avoid the wrath of the general public as a result of expected regular summer power cuts.
Minister Muhairiq said that he expected the power generators to be in place by the 1st of July.
The Prime Minister added to the Electricity Ministers comments by condemning the fighting in the Nafusa Mountain area that struck power supplies and caused power cuts. [/restrict]