Turkey set to send floating power generator to Gaza. (Photo:
Turkey set to send floating power generator to Gaza. (Photo:

Gaza, 20 Dzulqa’dah 1435/15 September 2014 (MINA) – The deputy head of the Palestinian energy authority, Fathi Sheikh Khalil said, the Turkish offers to provide the Gaza Strip with a floating electricity generator for three months was still in the works.

“The authorities were still awaiting the necessary permits to send it,” said Khalil, Sunday, Ma’an News Agency quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA) as reporting.

Speaking to a news conference, Khail said that the energy authority did not object to the ship docking in Israel or Egypt and would not insist on it being within Gaza’s borders.

Khalil reiterated that the electricity company managed to return to use 80 percent of the grids that were damaged by the latest Israeli assault on the enclave.

“A scheduled six hours of electricity a day would continue as long as there was not enough fuel, but will return to the eight-hour schedule once more was available,”he added.

He also said that an estimated damage of $15 million was made to different equipment in the company’s warehouse in eastern Gaza, while damage to the electricity grid was estimated at $25 million. (T/P008/P3)

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)