Egypt, Tanzania discuss boosting electricity cooperation

Ahram Online , Monday 7 Oct 2019

Egypt's electricity minister Mohamed Shaker (Photo: Al-Ahram)

Minister of Electricity Mohamed Shaker conferred with Tanzanian Minister of Energy Medard Matogolo Kalemani and his accompanying delegation on means to boost cooperation to harness Africa's enormous hydroelectric potentials.

This came within the framework of the interest of the electricity sector in promoting cooperation with African countries to achieve maximum benefit to all parties.
Shaker lauded the strong relations between Egypt and Tanzania, asserting Egypt's interest in strengthening its partnerships with all African nations.

During the meeting, Shaker reviewed the potentials of the Egyptian electricity sector and the measures taken to secure the local market's electricity needs and overcome energy challenges.

He pointed out to the success the sector achieved to bridge the gap in production, shedding light on the efforts made to boost the national power grid and improve electricity services.

Shaker said the meeting tackled cooperation between the two countries in the field of renewable energy -- -solar and wind energy -- and in the domain of training and the transfer of know-how.

Kalemani expressed his country's desire to benefit from Egypt's expertise and technical support to develop the Tanzanian energy sector.

Last year, the leading Egyptian Arab Contractors construction company won a tender to design and build the huge dam on Tanzania's Rufiji River. The government-run company was tasked with building the $3 billion, 2.1 GW hydroelectric Stiegler Gorge dam, considered by Tanzania as one of its most important national projects for power generation.


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