By Libya Herald reporter.
Tunis, 20 July 2017:
Abdullah Al-Thinni, the prime minister of the Beida-based interim government, today laid the foundation stone for a new power station at Susa, 15 kilometres north of Labraq.
The gas-powered station, which will eventually have a capacity of 920 megawatts, is to be built by Siemens over a two-year period, according to Libyan news agency LANA. When complete, it will significantly increase the power supply in eastern Libya but will also be linked into the national grid.
Attending today’s ceremony were the head of the Electricity and Renewable Energy Authority, the local member of the House of Representatives Muntasser Al-Hassi, the interim government minister of finance and planning Kamel Al-Hassi, the mayors of Susa and Shahat together with various local dignitaries and officials.