UNITED STATES (VOP TODAY NEWS) — China is ready to assist Venezuela in rebuilding its energy supply system, Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kahn said on Wednesday.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro intends to ask the authorities of Russia, China, Iran and Cuba, as well as the UN, to support the investigation of the recent attack on the country’s energy system, which led to a power outage in most of the country.
“China is ready to provide Venezuela with assistance and technical support in restoring the power supply system,” said Lu Kahn, reports RIA Novosti. China expressed concern about reports of a cyber attack on the grid. “We hope that the Venezuelan side will investigate the causes of this accident as soon as possible and restore energy supply and public order,” said Lu Kahn.
On March 7, the largest hydroelectric power station in Guinea, covering 80% of the country’s electricity needs, a major accident occurred on March 7. Due to the ensuing power outage, which was the largest in the history of the Latin American republic, at least 20 of the 23 states in Venezuela were de-energized.
The accident seriously hit the work of transport and utilities, including the water supply system. The lack of light led to the fact that the Venezuelan government announced 8, 11 and 12 March days off.
Jorge Rodriguez, Vice-President, Minister of Communications and Information of Venezuela, said that the work of the power grids was almost completely restored throughout the country.
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