Date: Saturday, 12 May 2018
Eritrea – Egypt relations got boosted on Wednesday with the approval of the Egyptian cabinet of three energy plants to be established in Eritrea.
The plants will be expected to help generate electricity with a capacity of 4 megawatts. It forms part of plans by Egypt to develop Nile Basin countries.
Eritrea is the seventh nation to have benefited from the initiative. Egypt has established similar farms in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mali, Tanzania, Zambia, Niger and Togo.
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 Egypt Today portal said.
According to the portal, Egypt’s Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation announced last February the establishment of a joint Egyptian-Eritrean farm in Eritrea.
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.