Jordan to commence power export to Lebanon from March

The kingdom of Jordan will start exporting electricity to Lebanon, hit by the energy crisis, from next month.
Minister of Energy Saleh Al-Kharabsheh made the announcement Tuesday, adding that a funding agreement with the World Bank has been finalized.
Both countries signed on Jan. 28 two agreements allowing Lebanon to import electricity from Jordan through Syria in an effort to alleviate its energy crisis, Middle East Monitor (MEMO) notes.
The first agreement is to provide Lebanon with 250 megawatts while the second was signed with the Syrian regime to use its network for the electricity bound for its coastal neighbor, the media adds.
Lebanon is currently unable to meet its domestic demand in electricity estimated at more than 3,000 megawatts.
The shortage has led to a crisis that has been exacerbated by the country’s economic meltdown.

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