An Economist: The Electricity Crisis Is A Programmed Crime..Influential Personalities And Parties Are Behind It

An Economist: The Electricity Crisis Is A Programmed Crime..Influential Personalities And Parties Are Behind It

Baghdad / NINA / - A specialist in the management of state institutions in crises, Ali Al-Fariji, confirmed that the electricity crisis is entering into a programmed crime that prevents the implementation of any strategic solution, noting: "All energy contracts in Iraq are subject to deductions for influential figures or parties in the state."

Al-Fariji said in a statement to the National Iraqi News Agency (NINA) that "the problem of electricity in Iraq is not a crisis, but rather a crime committed with the sponsorship and support of the corrupt system that controls state institutions, as well as the non-national political agendas that exploit these crises."

He pointed out that "the continuation of the electricity problem cannot be considered a crisis, given that crises in any sector, work system or projects must be dealt with in a highly professional manner, study the causes and develop solutions programs. Also, no economic or other logic can explain the problem of electricity in a country owns 10.7% of the world's oil reserves, and ranks 12th in the world's natural gas reserves. It burns more than 17 billion cubic meters of gas annually, according to World Bank data, which is sufficient to generate 3,500 thousand megawatts.

He explained, "Iraq came second after Russia, followed by the United States and then Iran, as World Bank data indicate that Iraq burned in 2016 a total of 17.73 billion cubic meters of gas, and then this rose in 2019 to reach 17.91 billion cubic meters burned in the atmosphere. This is not only a waste of the state’s capabilities, but also pollution in the environment, which suffers from many problems in Iraq, including the sharp rise in temperatures due to gaseous emissions from gas combustion, as well as desertification, lack of water and the disappearance of green areas.”

He pointed out that: "The reasons can be explained by a technical defect, as well as mismanagement and great corruption. Second: the political game inside the country and the use of this file as pressures in stages and bargains at another stage."

He continued: "Technically (away from political turmoil), the problem of electricity in Iraq suffers greatly from large rates of waste and mismanagement, and higher rates in corruption cases, which were reflected in projects to equip the electrical system with low-efficiency equipment and devices, and failure to adhere to standards of efficiency and quality globally and taking into account the Iraqi environment and atmosphere. The Ministry’s attempts, with its successive administrations, were limited to raising the rates of power generation in the main power stations, but these attempts did not pay attention to a very important issue, which is the rates of energy loss through the main transmission and distribution networks, which is estimated at 42% of the energy generated from power stations in Iraq, which should not exceed 13% on average, and this is the highest percentage globally and in the Arab world, according to the report of the Arab Energy Organization.

He continued, "The fissures in (residential and commercial) buildings, abuses on energy networks, the sharp rise in the rates of slums, and the absence of developmental and urban plans and strategies for cities... are factors that have become heavy in the balance of dealing with the electricity problem and how to solve it, and the most dangerous is that successive governments left these abuses behind without a solution." /End









الإثنين 29 , تشرين الثاني 2021

الصحف تركز على الجدل حول طبيعة الحكومة المقبلة وشكل التحالفات السياسية

بغداد / نينا / ركزت الصحف الصادرة في بغداد اليوم الاثنين ، الثاني والعشرين من تشرين الثاني ، اهتمامها على الجدل حول طبيعة الحكومة المقبلة ، وشكل التحالفات السياسية المقبلة .. عن الموضوع الاول قالت صحيفة / الزوراء / التي تصدر عن نقابة الصحفيين العراقيين :" تتباين آراء المراقبين السياسيين للمشهد

صحف الثلاثاء تتابع نتائج عمليات الطعون وتاثيرها على نتائج الانتخابات وبدء العمل ببطاقة التلقيح الدولية

بغداد/ نينا/ تابعت الصحف الصادرة اليوم الثلاثاء الثالث والعشرين من تشرين الاول نتائج عمليات الطعون وتاثيرها على نتائج الانتخابات وبدء العمل ببطاقة التلقيح الدولية . صحيفة الزوراء التي تصدر عن نقابة الصحفيين نقلت عن زعيم تحالف “الفتح”، هادي العامري، تاكيده إن تفعيل قرارات الهيئة القضائية

وقفة أحتجاجية لصحفيي البصرة للمطالبة بتوزيع قطع الاراضي المخصصة لهم

البصرة / نينا / نظم عدد من الصحفيين في البصرة وقفة أحتجاجية للمطالبة بتوزيع قطع الاراضي المخصصة لهم . وطالبوا في وقفتهم الاحتجاجية امام دار استراحة المحافظ بانصافهم اسوة بشرائح المجتمع بتوزيع قطع الارضي للصحفيين المشمولين التي خصصت لهم من قبل المحافظة والمتأخرة حتى الان ورفع الحيف عنهم ./انتهى