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(Egypt Today) Government approves establishment of 3 electricity stations in Eritrea

Posted by: Semere Asmelash

Date: Wednesday, 09 May 2018

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Egypt establishes 3 energy plants in Eritrea

 
Wed, May. 9, 2018

CAIRO - 9 May 2018: Cabinet approved Wednesday establishing three energy plants in Eritrea, to generate electricity with a capacity of 4 megawatts, as part of the Egyptian initiative to develop Nile Basin countries. 

The project will be implemented by the Arab Organization for Industrialization and the Authority for Development and Use of Renewable Energy with cost amount at $7 million. 

The Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation announced last February the establishment of a joint Egyptian-Eritrean farm in Eritrea, the seventh such kind of farming projects to be built by Egypt in Africa. 

The joint Egyptian farm, located in the Horn of Africa, aims to strengthen Egyptian-Eritrean ties particularly in the agriculture field and meet the needs of the Eritrean side in terms of producing various crops through transfer of Egypt's agricultural technology, Minister of Agriculture Dr Abdel Moneim el-Banna said Sunday. 

He referred to directives by the Egyptian presidency to enhance cooperation with Africa, saying Egypt enjoys mutual historical relations and such development projects would help achieve the interests of African peoples. 

Egypt has established similar farms in the Democratic Congo, Mali, Tanzania, Zambia, Niger and Togo. 


Egypt establishes 3 energy plants in Eritrea - Egypt Today


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Gov’t approves establishment of 3 electricity stations in Eritrea

 
Wed, May. 9, 2018

CAIRO – 9 May 2018: The government agreed on Wednesday to task the Arab Organization for Industrialization (AOI) and the National Renewable Energy Authority (NREA) with executing three electricity generation stations with a capacity of 4MW in Eritrea. 

This comes as part of the Egyptian initiative for the development of Nile Basin countries, with a total cost of around $7 million. 

Egypt and Eritrea are executing a joint Egyptian-Eritrean farm in Eritrea. 

The farm, located in the Horn of Africa, aims to strengthen Egyptian-Eritrean ties particularly in the agriculture field and meet the needs of the Eritrean side in terms of producing various crops through transfer of Egypt's agricultural technology, Minister of Agriculture Abdel Moneim el-Banna said in Febuary. 

Delegations from Egypt and Eritrea have met several times over the last few years to intensify the coordination in various sectors, including agriculture, fisheries, infrastructure, trade, culture, education and health. 

President Abdel-Fatah al-Sisi has repeatedly referred to the importance of enhancing cooperation with Africa. 


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