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Work to reconnect electricity networks is continuing

Work to reconnect the electricity networks between the two sides is continuing.

The senior director at the Cyprus Chamber of Commerce and Industry said there is progress on technical work needed for the reconnection, mainly concerning infrastructure.

Leonidas Paschalides said there will be two connections of electricity grids between the north and south.

Kibris reported last week that with the electricity connection between the two sides, the RoC will provide electricity to the north in emergency cases, such a major power cuts.

The same report added that the new network will reduce their risks; they will have connection with electricity permanently and will guarantee the security of the electric supply.

Paschalides, in an interview with the Cyprus News Agency, also said that a short term solution regarding mobile phone connections would see phones function both when Greek Cypriots are in the north and also when Turkish Cypriots are in the south.

Reliable mobile telecoms contact between the two communities on the island has been difficult for years. Connections via land-line were established in 2003, but the call quality is often patchy.

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