Shalom vows shelters will have electricity
BySharon Udasin
18 July 2014 04:29
Following a visit in southern communities last week, Shalom said he recognized the need to launch an action plan to curb the problem.
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An Israeli girl walks in a bomb shelter in the southern city of Ashkelon July 8, 2014.. (photo credit:REUTERS)

National Infrastructure, Energy and Water Minister Silvan Shalom, along with the Public Utility Authority, vowed on Thursday to ensure that all shelters and stairwells have electricity.

Shalom and Public Utility Authority chairwoman Orit Farkash- Hacohen are examining the idea of changing electricity payment standards, so that payments for the resource in building shelters and stairwells are divided among individual tenants rather than building supervisory committees, the Public Utility Authority announced.



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Following a visit in southern communities last week, Shalom said he recognized the need to launch an action plan to curb the problem.

“This initiative is designed to solve the problem and prevent the disconnection of shelters and stairwells from electricity, especially in times of war when many residents are bombarded nearly every day,” Shalom said.

“Our job is to protect the citizens of the state.”

Farkash-Hacohen stressed the importance of providing power to customers, particularly during an emergency.
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