With more electrical power arriving in Haiti from abroad over the weekend, President Jovenel Moïse said Haiti is closer to having non-stop electricity.
Seventy-nine megawatts of electrical power lines arrived from Turkey, according to a tweet Dr. Evenson Calixte, an electrical energy expert, posted on Sunday.
Port-au-Prince’s metropolitan area currently has 84 megawatts. After installing all the megawatts shipped from overseas, the metropolitan area could have over 200 megawatts, Calixte said.
“The 24/7 electricity is a reality that’s unavoidable,” Moïse said in a tweet.
Moïse also said in the tweet that the Ministry of Public Works, Transport, and Communications and the Commission of National Public Market are finalizing a contract regarding the shipping of more megawatts from Turkey to the Northern Departement.
Taiwan had loaned $150 million to Haiti in July for electrical infrastructure. That same month, Moïse said the country purchased 190 megawatts and solar panels that could arrive between October and the beginning of 2021.
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