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Official: Gaza power plant depends on shipment of fuel

April 30, 2012 3:20 P.M. (Updated: May 4, 2012 2:46 A.M.)
GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- The full operation of the Gaza Strip's sole power station depends on the arrival of required fuel, the plant information director said Monday.

Ahmad Abu al-Amrin said talks are underway with Egypt to allow a Qatari ship docked at Suez port to bring fuel to Gaza. Officials are discussing bringing the fuel via Israel's Kerem Shalom crossing into the southern Gaza Strip, near the Gaza border.

Israeli Army Radio reported earlier that Israeli authorities want the fuel to be delivered via the Israeli port Ashdod, due to security concerns over using Kerem Shalom.

Installation of new generators at the power plant will be completed in May, al-Amrin added.

The $3 million project funded by the Islamic Development Bank is one tenet of a deal agreed in late February to end the widespread power outages after Egypt cut fuel supplies via underground tunnels weeks earlier.

Officials have also agreed to link the Gazan electricity grid to Egypt's, as well as converting the coastal enclave's sole power plant from diesel to gas.
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