The Yemeni Minister of Electricity and Water, Yehia Al-Abyadh, recently announced that Yemen has begun executing an expansion project of local electricity generating capacity, reports Al-Hayat daily.
The plan consists of modernizing and developing existing electricity generation stations in Yemen in order to alleviate prevailing energy shortages caused by urban expansion. Currently, only 80 percent of Yemen’s electricity needs are being met; this figure is expected to reach 50 percent by 2005 if steps are not taken to boost local electricity generation.
Costs of improving electric facilities to satisfy the domestic energy demands are estimated at $300 million. –(MENA Report)
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