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|29 October, 2018

Egypt to start electricity link with Sudan with capacity of 100 MW by end 2018

The project’s first phase are progressing well, as about 91% of drilling work is completed.

Image used for illustrative purpose. The South Cairo Electricity Distribution Company and power station is pictured at the Imbaba area in Cairo, September 26, 2014.

Image used for illustrative purpose. The South Cairo Electricity Distribution Company and power station is pictured at the Imbaba area in Cairo, September 26, 2014.

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Egypt is to start operating the electricity link with Sudan with a capacity of 100 megawatts (MW), by the end of this year.

Government sources told Daily News Egypt that the implementation rates of the project’s first phase are progressing well, as about 91% of drilling work is completed.

Gamal Abdel Rahim, chairperson of the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC), said in a previous statement that project’s first phase the will be operated with a capacity of 150 MW in November, but drilling, concrete, and networking will require more time to complete.

On Monday, Minister of Electricity Mohamed Shaker held a meeting with the electric sector’s leaders to follow-up on the developments of the enterprise’s implementation.

The Minister stressed the importance of swift implementation, and adherence to prepared timetables, without jeopardising quality.

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