Electricity in Iraq and Infrastructure Risks

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Electricity in Iraq and Infrastructure Risks


Sahban Faisal Mahjoub

Consultant Engineer and Former Minister



Leaders and decision makers in any country are keen to secure the conditions required for the establishment of integrated infrastructure and care to provide the critical infrastructure development factors necessary in the protection of society and the economy and all security factors to prevent any potential threats affecting people’s interests.

therefore, prioritizes the implementation of the requirements of this secondary infrastructure to build and develop the various basic infrastructures that are specific to all aspects of life and development.

It also supports technological advances that strengthen governance and works to protect these infrastructures through surveillance and the necessary legislation and mandates local governments to develop and control infrastructure sectors that fall within the scope of their work to ensure the safety of performance, and to develop them to ensure that their work is consistent with the work of the country’s integrated infrastructure system. The institutions management logical rules that say, “the failures to perform the functions of any aspect of the basic infrastructure will undoubtedly affect the work of other aspects directly and therefore this will have an impact on public life and may pose a challenge to the secure and stable society”.

Departments responsible for the formulation of infrastructure security policies in the world would be  Innovated integrated solutions to protect these structures by using advanced methods to prevent any external or internal threats, as well as funding advanced programs to protect and develop them.

One of the most important foundations of infrastructure is the sustainable electrical system capable of providing a permanent and stable electricity supply processing service to the sectors of industry, agriculture, trade, and services.

Some may argue that electricity is a critical structure because of its close and direct link to aspects of economic life and everything related to the future trajectories of sustainable development and national capacity-building.

The security of electric power is essential to achieve the sovereignty and stability of states and this type of structure is often exposed to many direct risks, for example the sabotage of electricity transmission towers or the targeting of the sites of the production or conversion plants deployed.

Confronting direct threats to Iraq’s electricity supply lines is less serious than those of indirect threats. Induces can protect power supply lines by building technologically advanced systems There are global experiences that can be benefited from.

Indirect risks are profoundly serious, the tools of which are often harnessed from outside borders through long-term plans and agendas, the aim of which is to disrupt the national effort in construction and development, disperse the available national material capacities, and disrupt construction. This is what Iran is doing through a militia trained to destroy energy infrastructure, and these destructive plans not just for the electricity sector only, but all areas of energy infrastructure in Iraq.






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