Egypt : President el-Sisi to launch national energy projects

Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. ©Photo: RR

Casablanca (ADV) – Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi recently inaugurated several national megaprojects in the electricity and energy sectors.

Local media reported the president’s speech at the inauguration ceremony, where he highlighted the importance of the Ministry of Petroleum in “resolving the country’s electricity crisis and power cuts in 2014 through supplying power stations with the necessary gas for operations”.

“I swear, the ministry literally had to borrow to run the power stations across the country,” President el-Sisi stated.

Egyptian Minister of Electricity Mohamad Shaker declared that the projects expected to be launched include a giant power plant that will be built by Germany’s Siemens in Cairo.

The aim of these new national energy projects is to cover 20% of Egypt’s electricity needs from renewable energy by 2022.

Bur-csa – Oumaima Derfoufi – ADV