Damascus Countryside, SANA – Adra /1/ power transmission station has been back into service after it was partially rehabilitated, in a promising indication for resuming production activity in Adra city in Damascus Countryside.
The largest part of repair and rehabilitation works, which were promoted by terrorists-inflicted damages to the station, has been completed, according to Electricity Minister Imad Khamis.
He told SANA on Saturday, upon a tour of Adra area, that electricity transmission to industrial facilities and factories has resumed.
Khamis estimated the electricity-related losses in Adra area, which had suffered acts of atrocities and vandalism by terrorists who overran it in late 2013, at billions of Syrian pounds.
During that period, the power station’s building and equipment were fully destroyed by the terrorists, while most of the contents were stolen.
The army, however, regained full control of Adra city and all surrounding factories and industrial facilities last September.
The first stage of repair works at the station started early February. Power supply was then resumed to Adra city after more than a year-long halt. Many industrial facilities in the area, including the sugar and gas factories, in addition to 15 private and public factories were supplied with electricity.
The Minister also noted that the maintenance and repair works for the damaged facilities and equipment that are affiliated to the Ministry will continue, expecting that those will be completely ready and placed back into service in six month.