Syria has opened a €35.6m ($51m) facility, constructed by Alstom, for managing the national power grid more effectively.

The Damascus-based facility will control and operate 50 power generation and transfer stations, said Imad Khamis, the Syrian Minister of Electricity

“We would like to expand this project to add power distribution stations as well. The facility will then operate an additional 20 stations,” he said.

The facility was constructed by Alstom, while Parsons Brinckerhoff supervised the construction on behalf of the Syrian government. The construction was partially funded by a loan of €25.6m from the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development, according to a statement issued by the Syrian Ministry of Electricity yesterday.

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