BY EGYPT TODAY
The Egyptian cabinet approved on Wednesday to task the Arab Organization for Industrialization (AOI) and the National Renewable Energy Authority (NREA) to establish three electricity generation plants in Eritrea.
Each power plants will have a capacity of 4MW at a total cost of around US$ 7 million.
This comes as part of the Egyptian initiative for the development of Nile Basin countries.
Egypt and Eritrea are also executing a joint Egyptian-Eritrean farm in Eritrea, the seventh such kind of farming project to be built by Egypt in Africa.
Egypt has established similar farms in the Democratic Congo, Mali, Tanzania, Zambia, Niger and Togo.
The farm 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 last February.
Delegations from Egypt and Eritrea have met several times over the last few years to intensify the coordination in various sectors, including agriculture, fisheries, infrastructure, trade, culture, education and health.
President Abdel-Fatah al-Sisi has repeatedly referred to the importance of enhancing cooperation with Africa.