By Beyza Binnur Donmez
ANKARA (AA) - Venezuela is working on a plan to stabilize its National Electric System after suffering major blackouts in recent months, an official said Tuesday.
"On instructions from the Vice President @drodriguezven [Delcy Rodríguez], we met with Electric General Staff commissions to evaluate pending tasks and action plan of each of the work teams in order to move towards the stabilization of the National Electric System," Sectoral Vice President of Public Works and Services Nestor Luis Reverol tweeted.
After suffering a weeklong outage that began March 7, the country went through another blackout March 25.
Although the government announced the outages were due to cyber and physical sabotage, opposition politicians claimed the electricity system collapsed because of the government’s lack of adequate efforts.
In July, all educational and work activities were suspended for a day due to what the country’s government called an "electromagnetic attack" in which 16 states were powerless more than 14 hours.
President Nicolas Maduro blamed Washington for the outages. "The electric war announced and directed by U.S. imperialism against our people will be defeated," he said.