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.