Formulation of Basic Plan for Power Supply in Iraq by Trilateral Cooperation of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

February 24, 2004

  1. Recently the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) came to an agreement on a survey in the field of power supply as part of assistance for Iraq's rehabilitation. The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), JBIC and UNDP will, in concert, proceed with the survey to formulate a basic plan for power supply in Iraq.

  2. This survey will analyze the present state of the facilities for power generation, transmission and distribution and formulate a basic plan, considering the overall balance of the power supply system. The results of this survey will be compiled in the summer this year and used for formulating Japan's loan aid programs. According to the needs assessment conducted by the World Bank and the United Nations, Iraq's total power supply capacity is now less than half of that in 1990. Although makeshift repairs have been done, a comprehensive rehabilitation plan is yet to be drawn up.

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