Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Gaza bakeries face fuel shortage, may face closure over next few days

GAZA CITY (Ma’an) -- The president of Gaza's bakery owners association said Wednesday that bakeries in the coastal enclave are suffering from a lack of fuel.

Abdul Nasser al-Arjami told Ma'an that many bakeries will have to close down in the next few days due to the current fuel crisis.

The Gazan ministry of economy provided enough fuel to bakeries to last for five days, al-Arjami said, with establishments now purchasing fuel on the black market. more

Haniyeh says electricity crisis near resolution, Egypt to supply 22Mw per day by next week

Ismail Haniyya, head of the Hamas-led Palestinian government in the Gaza Strip, stated that the electricity crisis in the Gaza Strip will be resolved soon, and that certain mechanisms to resolve the issue will be implemented soon, in direct agreement and cooperation with Egypt.

Haniyya also phoned the head of the Islamic Development Bank, discussed a number of main issues, and agreed on some of them, including means to resolve the Power crisis in Gaza.

Furthermore, Egyptian Minister of Electricity and Energy, Hasan Younis, stated Tuesday that Egypt will be providing Gaza nearly 22 megawatts by the beginning of next week, the Middle East News Agency reported. more