Ministry of Electricity announced Wednesday that there is high coordination with the security and military effort to secure power transmission towers.
The ministry's spokesman, Ahmed Musa, said in a statement to the Iraqi News Agency (INA), that "there is high coordination between the ministry and the security, military and intelligence effort to secure and protect the power transmission towers, as they were subjected to major targeting last summer."
He added, "The Prime Minister directed to deploy emergency regiments and drones, and install thermal cameras to protect them from sabotage."
It is noteworthy that Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi directed, earlier, all ministries in cooperation and coordination with the Ministry of Electricity to provide electric energy requirements for citizens during the coming summer months, especially the ministries of oil, finance, industry and water resources, stressing the need for the Ministry of Electricity to make maximum efforts; In order to increase production and carry out maintenance work to avoid any potential electricity crisis.
He also directed the security ministries "to protect the electric power towers, confront sabotage, and pursue terrorist and sabotage groups that are trying to target power towers with the aim of confusing the situation and destabilizing."