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UN envoy and Kosovo leaders visit power plants

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Head of the UN Interim Administration in Kosovo (UNMIK), Dr. Bernard Kouchner and members of the Interim Administrative Council (IAC) today visited the Kosovo power plants to see progress being made to restore electricity in the territory.
Kouchner visits power plant
Dr. Kouchner, together with Hashim Thaci, Ibrahim Rugova and Rexhep Qosja, toured Kosovo A and B power plants whose production of electricity has risen from 120 to 500 megawatts this week.

"We have come together, the members of the IAC, to show you that we will work together," Dr. Kouchner told journalists and power plant workers during the visit.

Mr. Fatos Aliu, director of the Kosovo Electric Company (KEK), told the IAC members that his workers have been trying to get the plants up and running during the emergency first phase of the restoration.

"This is a very slow process," commented Dr. Kouchner. "Kosovo A has not been maintained by anybody for 10 to 15 years. Only one unit of Kosovo B is working. We have to restart the other one and working together we will do it."