Enara awarded power production, distribution contract in Egypt

The construction of electrical networks and lines for agricultural plots in the project will be completed within a period ranging from 18 to 20 months

  
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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Enara Group has been awarded the production and distribution of electricity contract in the Al-Mughara and West Minya regions, as part of the 1.5m feddan project.

The Egyptian Countryside Development Company aimed to assign the project of power production and distribution in Al-Mughara and West Minya to a private company. The cost of implementation is set to reach EGP 6.5bn.

Sherif El-Gabaly, Chairperson of Enara, told Daily News Egypt that the company is currently focusing on the production and distribution of electricity in the agricultural sector being one of the main national income resources and ensures local food security.

El Gabaly added that Enara also aims to distribute electricity and implement renewable energy stations in Africa’s agricultural sector during the coming period.

Negotiations and discussions are underway with a number of countries across the continent in this regard, he noted, stressing that the agricultural sector is vital in terms of addressing development issues in Africa and creating job opportunities.

Atef Hanoura, head of the Egyptian Countryside Development Company, stressed that problems relating to salt water in the 1.5m feddan project will be completely eliminated once electricity is delivered and desalination plants start operating.

This technology has become inexpensive and accessible to everyone, whilst ensuring high-quality crop production, he added.

He noted that the construction of electrical networks and lines for agricultural plots in the project will be completed within a period ranging from 18 to 20 months. The Egyptian cabinet has approved Enara’s offers and assigned to it the mission of providing electricity for the project.

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