Egypt’s Electricity Minister to visit DR Congo over Inga Dam project

Mohamed Farag
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A high-ranking Egyptian delegation, headed by Minister of Electricity Mohamed Shaker, will visit the Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday to discuss several joint projects in the field of renewable energy.

Daily News Egypt leaned that the delegation will discuss cooperation in the fields of production, transmission, and distribution of electricity with DR Congo, in addition to the possibility of Egypt participating in the implementation of the Inga Dam project. These topics were previously discussed during the Congolese Prime Minister and Minister of Energy’s visit to Egypt in 2016.

The Egyptian delegation includes Hassan Allam, El-Sewedy, TAQA Arabia, Orascom Construction, and Arab Contractors.

On the other hand, the Arab Organization for Industrialization (AOI) agreed earlier to implement a solar station in DR Congo, with plans to start construction this year.

It is worth noting that, through the Egyptian Initiative for the Development of the Nile Basin Countries, a protocol of cooperation was signed between Egypt and DR Congo that includes the Egyptian government establishing a 4MW solar plant there.

The Egyptian delegation would be an opportunity to enhance the country’s cooperation with African countries in the interest of all parties and benefit from the huge hydroelectric potentials in the continent.

Shaker stressed the support of the Egyptian government to DR Congo in the energy field, and that all the capabilities of the Egyptian electricity sector would be available for DR Congo.

He added that Egypt always seeks to cooperate with Arab and African countries, exchange experiences and participate in preparing feasibility studies, provide technical support, and involve the private sector in investment projects.

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