HoR’s Energy Committee Warns the GNU Not to Contract Turkish Company IKSA – Al Marsad

Members of the Energy Committee of the House of Representatives (HoR) sent a memorandum last week to the Prime Minister of the interim Government of National Unity (GNU), Abdul Hamid al-Dbaiba, on behalf of the employees and experts at the General Electricity Company of Libya, revealed that the government wants to suspend the work of the Turkish company Calik Energy and instead contract to the Turkish company IKSA, whose agent happens to be Ibrahim Ali Dbaiba, the PM’s cousin.

(LIBYA, 17 May 2021) – The memorandum said the GNU had suspended the contract of a power station located south of Tripoli with the Turkish company Calik Energy, only to replace it with a contract with the Turkish company IKSA, whose agent is Ibrahim Ali Dbaiba, who is the cousin and brother-in-law of the Prime Minister Abdul Hamid al-Dbaiba, and therefore a clear conflict of interest.

The memorandum said the Dbaiba government seemed to be working hard to grant the contract to IKSA, even though it had caused a conflict between them and the Calik Energy company, and news of the conflict had reached authorities in Turkey.

The memorandum said IKSA had not implemented any stations in the past and its expertise was in the manufacture of electric generators and not in the construction of power plants. The new contracts were to be concluded on the basis of the plan for 2026-2030.

It also said that the stalled projects in Tripoli, Misrata, and Tobruk need to be completed, some of which are already 85% completed, instead of contracting new projects that would cost Libya 2.8 billion Euros.

The memorandum said that completion of the stalled projects would fill the deficit in electricity requirements of the country, and warned against concluding new direct commissions outside the laws regulating contracts.

© ALMARSAD ENGLISH (2021)

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