- Title: IRAQ: AL DOURA POWER PLANT RE-OPENS
- Date: 23rd April 2003
- Summary: (EU) BAGHDAD, IRAQ (APRIL 21, 2003) (REUTERS) 1. SLV EXTERIORS OF POWER PLANT; LAS SMOKE STACKS AT POWER PLANT (4 SHOTS) 0.21 2. SLV / MV INTERIORS OF MACHINERY AT POWER PLANT; SLV EMPLOYEES WITH U.S. TROOPS (5 SHOTS) 0.45 3. SOUNDBITE (English) BRIGADIER GENERAL STEVE HAWKINGS, CO-ORDINATING RESTORATION OF BAGHDAD'S POWER, WATER AND SEWAGE SYSTEMS, SAYING "What's important is that we've also been working with the water authorities and the water plants in Baghdad are twenty four, there's a main one in the north-west part of the city. It is capable, has been, of producing water and pushing fresh water and pushing fresh water at a very low head. With the turn on of the power it will be able to push all the fresh water back in with enough head to really turn on all the hoses and, you know, sinks and toilets et cetera." 1.12 4. SOUNDBITE (English) OFFICIAL FROM AL DOURA POWER PLANT, JA'ANAN MATA, SAYING "At twenty percent Baghdad today I thought after, perhaps, after midnight. If all the transmission lines is (are) OK and fixed there is no problem." 1.25 5. MV WORKERS SEATED; SLV MORE EXTERIORS; LAS CHIMNEY STACKS (3 SHOTS) 1.39 Initials Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved
- Embargoed: 8th May 2003 13:00
- Location: BAGHDAD, IRAQ
- Country: Iraq
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- Story Text: The al-Doura power plant on the outskirts of Baghdad
that provides electricity to some six million people has
The area around the al-Doura power plant, which re-opened
on Monday (April 21, 2003), was bombed on the first night
of the U.S. and British military campaign to oust Iraqi
President Saddam Hussein.
U.S. army Brigadier General Steve Hawkings, in charge of
co-ordinating restoration of Baghdad's power, water and sewage
systems, said that restoring power would mean that fresh water
could also be supplied to homes in Baghdad.
"What's important is that we've also been working with the
water authorities," he said.
"With the turn on of the power it will be able to push all
the fresh water back in with enough head to really turn on all
the hoses and, you know, sinks and toilets et cetera."
Ja'anan Mata, a power plant official said he hoped to have
power restored after midnight.
"At 20 percent Baghdad today I thought after, perhaps,
after midnight. If all the transmission lines is (are) OK and
fixed there is no problem," he said.
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