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Prime Minister Masrour Barzani opens 300MW steam power station in Khabat

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (GOV.KRD) - Prime Minister Masrour Barzani today inaugurated 300 megawatt steam power plant in Khabat, on the outskirts of Erbil.

During the ceremony attended by Deputy Prime Minister Qubad Talabani, the Prime Minister emphasised his unwavering commitment to improving public services despite a financial crisis.

The power plant, built in partnership with South Korean companies POSCO and the Korean National Oil Company (KNOC), adds 10% to the electricity network.

In his speech, Prime Minister Barzani thanked both companies and the Ministry of Electricity for completing the project, adding that the cabinet understands the critical importance of the energy sector to the public and businesses.

The Prime Minister also noted that Kurdistan’s gas production will also increase in the near future as part of the KRG promise to provide 24 hours electricity. In that regard, Prime Minister Barzani urged the public to partner with the KRG to prevent waste of public wealth and resources.