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| 21 July, 2018

Egypt ready for power linking project with Sudan

The project is the seed for future linking with other African countries

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Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen) workers walk past the pylons of high-tension electricity power lines at the Olkaria II Geothermal power plant near the Rift Valley town of Naivasha, Kenya February 15, 2018. Picture taken February 15, 2018.

Image used for illustrative purpose. Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen) workers walk past the pylons of high-tension electricity power lines at the Olkaria II Geothermal power plant near the Rift Valley town of Naivasha, Kenya February 15, 2018. Picture taken February 15, 2018.

Reuters/Thomas Mukoya

Cairo: Egypt’s energy ministry is keen on completing and operating the electricity power link project with Sudan by the end of the year.

The upcoming period will see a number of steps to execute the plan to connect the two countries’ grids with a capacity of 300 megawatts in its first phase, according to the ministry’s spokesperson.

The project is the seed for future linking with other African countries, he added.

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Egypt and Sudan vowed to strengthen bilateral cooperation during the recent visit of President Abdelfattah El-Sisi to Khartoum.

Source: Mubasher

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