Turkish occupation attacks delay pumping water to civilians, Hasaka

Hasaka, SANA-The Turkish occupation and its mercenaries attacked the water supply lines and the electricity grids feeding Allouk water station in Ras al-Ayn in Hasakah, which stopped pumping and delayed filling the main tanks there.

“These attacks are behind the halt and delay in pumping operations in the city”, Director General of the Water Establishment in Hasaka Mahmoud al-Ukla told SANA.

“The directorate is in the process of building a work team to address all pumping problems in the city”, he added.

Source: Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA)

Egypt pays attention upgrading energy strategy 2035: IDSC

The Cabinet Information and Decision Support Center (IDSC) assertedWednesday that Egypt pays attention to developing and upgrading its energy strategy 2035 to be up to the developments of the era.

The center said that Egypt pays attention to the projects of green hydrogen, wind energy and solar energy.

This came in a video published by the center under the rubric “Egypt and future of energy in Africa” depicting the most important things that came in the reports of the International Energy Agency (IEA) that showed that the African countries are keen on finding green solutions via seeking growth especially in relation to the sources of energy needed for creating sustainable growth that meets the aspirations of the peoples.

Egypt plays a pivotal role in the African economy, the center said, adding that Egypt and Nigeria possess one third of the local outcome of the continent.

Egypt has taken several steps to support the projects which guarantee that the resources of renewable energy reached 42% of the total electric energy produced in 2030, the center added.

Egypt will be a producer of nuclear energy by 2030, it said.

Source: State Information Service Egypt

Petroleum min. asserts importance of unified African stance on just energy transformation

Petroleum Minister Tarek el-Mulla asserted the importance of coordination and cooperation with the African Union (AU), along with Egypt’s leadership of the energy file in Africa during COP 27.

In statements on Wednesday 27/7/2022 during bilateral talks with AU Commissioner for Infrastructure and Energy Amani Abou-Zeid, the minister asserted the importance of declaring a unified African situation toward the issue of just transformation in the field of energy within the framework of a gradual timeline and working on providing the major and developing needs of African countries, with a view to contributing to achieving sustainable development. 

The talks took up the unified vision for energy transformation in Africa that will be presented in COP27 due in Sharm el-Sheikh, in November.

Meanwhile, the AU commissioner underscored the necessity of increasing cooperation between the African countries in the field of energy, due to its importance in achieving stability and development.

She pointed out to the importance of new and renewable energy, asserting the need for having a unified African strategy for energy transformation in Africa and supporting integration between African countries.

Source: State Information Service Egypt

Syria, Iraq discuss means to enhance cooperation in domains of agricultural and irrigation

Baghdad, SANA- Means to enhance cooperation between Syria and Iraq in the domains of agriculture and irrigation were discussed on Tuesday.

That came during a meeting between Iraqi Water Resources Mahdi Rashid al-Hamdani and Head of the General Union of Farmers, Ahmed Saleh Ibrahim, in the presence of Syrian Ambassador in Baghdad, Sattam Jadaan al-Dandah.

According to a statement by the Iraqi Ministry of Water Resources, during the meeting, al-Hamdani said that irrigation facilities in Iraq and Syria were damaged as a result of the control of Daesh (ISIS) terrorist groups over some areas in the two countries.

The Iraqi minister underscored the importance of continuing cooperation and joint work in order to improve the irrigation reality between the two countries by holding seminars and workshops, developing the ministry’s staff in the two countries, and exchanging visits and meetings at the ministerial and technical levels.

Syria, represented by Minister of Water Resources, Dr. Tammam Raad, had participated, in the 2nd Baghdad International Water Conference, which was held in March last year, where a memorandum of understanding was signed between the ministry and the Arab Center for Studies of Dry Areas and Arid Lands “ACSAD” to exchange scientific information and develop technical capabilities of workers in the field of irrigation and enhancing joint cooperation.

Source: Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA)