Sisi directs to modernize electricity sector nationwide to provide better service
Tuesday، 13 March 2018 - 01:52 PM
President Abdel Fattah El Sisi directed to exert more efforts to modernize the electricity sector according to a certain schedule in order to provide better service for citizens nationwide especially in Upper Egypt and remote areas, presidential spokesman Bassem Rady said.
The directives were given at a meeting with Prime Minister Sherif Ismail and Electricity Minister Mohamed Shaker in which the president also ordered to provide electricity required for all purposes in the coming years.
During the meeting, Shaker reviewed the ministry's 2018-2022 vision concerning the national grid. He also briefed the president on the ministry's efforts to develop the grid nationwide.
The minister also reviewed the establishment of new power plants in the new administrative capital, Burullus and Beni Suef, adding that they will be operated in July 2018.
He also briefed the President with efforts to develop power plants in North Sinai as well as the establishment of new renewable energy projects.
The president directed to work on raising the awareness of citizens on rationalizing electricity consumption as well as linking the national grid with neighboring countries.