The energy ministers of Lebanon, Jordan and Syria met in Amman on Wednesday and agreed on a timeframe for supplying Lebanon with Jordanian electricity via Syria.
During the meeting, “a work plan and a timeframe were presented to reactivate the electrical connection line between Jordan and Syria, and to carry out all the technical studies and prepare the necessary treaties for the implementation of the supply process,” Jordan’s news agency said.
“Specialized technical teams have been tasked with finishing the necessary works within a specific deadline,” Jordanian Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Hala al-Zawati said.
“The work plan focuses on repairing the infrastructure on the Syrian side and on the readiness of the three parties to abide by the necessary treaties to supply Lebanon with electricity,” the minister added.
Syrian Electricity Minister Ghassan al-Zamel for his part said that Damascus is “keen on the spirit of brotherhood and cooperation with each of the Jordanian and Lebanese sides.”
“The teams of the Public Establishment for Transmission and Distribution of Electricity have started repairing the electrical connection line that was destroyed by the armed terrorist groups,” Zamel said.
“They are securing the necessary material for that despite the difficulties that we are facing as a result of the siege imposed on the Syrian people. Most material has been secured and efforts are underway to cover the shortage,” he added.
He also said that the repair works need three months to be completed.
Lebanese Energy Minister Walid Fayyad for his part said that “the next step will be focused on the issue of financing the treaties through the World Bank.”