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How Palestinians plan to overcome electricty shortages

The Palestinian government is establishing a "new electricity market" that will draw power from various sources but will be supervised by a government-owned company.
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RAMALLAH, West Bank — Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah recently presented a plan to implement a "new electricity market" in Palestine. Hamdallah said the plan will “improve electricity services to citizens, cut costs and curb reliance on external aid in the energy sector.”

Hamdallah officially introduced the plan for the market at a March 22 news conference in Ramallah. He spoke before representatives of Norway, other donor countries and the Middle East Quartet. The international community's participation is of paramount importance, he noted, stressing the need for donors’ support. The plan is in line with the 2017-2022 National Policy Agenda, in which the energy sector is a top priority.

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