Electricity ministry to hold conf. in Arbil next Saturday.BAGHDAD Baghdad or Bagdad (both: băg`dăd, bägdäd`), city (1987 pop. 3,841,268), capital of Iraq, central Iraq, on both banks of the Tigris River. The city's principal economic activity is oil refining. / Aswat al-Iraq: The electricity ministry will hold a conference next Saturday Saturday: see week; Sabbath. to be attended by 150 global companies on carrying out seven energy projects in Iraq Iraq or Irak (both: ēräk`, ĭrăk`), officially Republic of Iraq, republic (2005 est. pop. 26,075,000), 167,924 sq mi (434,924 sq km), SW Asia. , a spokesman for the ministry said Wednesday.
"The ministry will hold an international conference next Saturday (Sept. 26) at the Sheraton Hotel in Arbil with the participation of 150 Iraqi, Arab and international companies," Azeez Sultan SULTAN. The title of the Turkish sovereign and other Mahometan princes. told Aswat al-Iraq news agency.
"The ministry will present a project during the conference to set up seven energy plants throughout Iraq within its 2010 plan which could supply Iraq with 4,000 Megawatt meg·a·watt
n. Abbr. MW
One million watts.
mega·watt ," he added, pointing out that the plants will be established in Samawa, Diwaniya, Baghdad, Basra, Kirkuk and Mosul.
"The plants will be established in cooperation with the U.S. General Electric (GE) and German's Siemens companies," he said.
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