Payment of USD 34M settled, fuel to be used for power generation & industries

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Minister of Energy Kanchana Wijesekera says steps have been taken to supply fuel for power generation and industries.

He said USD 34 million was settled yesterday (21) for a cargo of heavy fuel oil/furnace oil, which will be unloaded today and used for power generation and industries.

Wijesekera noted, however, that the daily power cuts of 2 and a half hours will be maintained as it is until the Norochcholai power plant is reconnected to the National Grid.