Premier Qendil: Supplying Gaza with power does not affect Egypt’s electricity

Egyptian premier Hisham Qendil said on Saturday that the repeated power outages that happened in Egypt during the last few days had nothing to do with his country’s electricity supply to the Gaza Strip.

Qendil told a news conference in the presence of the electricity minister that Egypt supplies Gaza with a small amount of electric power amounting to 22 megawatts daily.

He noted that these megawatts are not for free and the Arab League fully pays for providing Gaza with electricity.

The premier also said that Egypt does not export electricity to any of its neighboring countries except for Gaza and suspended its gas contracts except with Jordan which also receives a small amount of gas.

Qendil affirmed that the security chaos which has befallen Egypt lately adversely affected its electricity sector which was hit by some acts of vandalism.

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