Report: Egypt, Gaza to connect power grid within 5 months

March 21, 2012 23:46

Egyptian Ambassador to the Palestinian territories Yasser Othman said Wednesday that the Gaza Strip will be connected to Egypt's power grid within four to five months in a development that will alleviate an energy crisis that has plagued the Strip for the last three months.

Speaking with Saudi Arabian newspaper Al-Sharq, Othman said that Egypt and Gaza would begin work on connecting their power grids within the next few weeks.

"This will lead to a real relief for the deepening crisis in the Gaza Strip," Othman said.

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