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Integrated power grid planned for GCC states

Industry and Electricity Minister Dr. Hashim Bin Abdullah Yamani today announced that the project for an integrated grid for electric power throughout the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states has entered the stage of financial analysis to determine the proper channels for its implementation on a commercial basis in conformity with the preferred policy of privatization, the leaders of the GCC states (Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, UAE, Qatar, Bahrain and Oman) having reached the decision at their last summit to go ahead with the link-up of the electricity networks.