The Ministry of Electricity in the Kurdistan Region, Monday, announced the cutting of electricity in the region for up to 72 hours because of the implementation of a project aimed at increasing gas production.
"Dana Gas company , in cooperation with the Ministry of Natural Resources, has started implementing the project to increase the production of natural gas and because of the connection of pipelines, the supplies from Erbil gas stations and Chamchamal will stop working for 72 hours," the ministry said in a statement.
"The project aims to increase electricity production," the statement said.
The supplies will be cut from Friday, January 19, for a maximum of 48 to 72 hours.
The region faces a total shortage of electricity, most of the population relying on private generators at a time when the national system is unable to meet demand.