Mahlab and 9 ministers inaugurate solar power stations in Luxor
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CAIRO: Governor of Luxor Tareq Saad Eddin welcomed Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab Saturday at 6 p.m. in Luxor International Airport to inaugurate solar power stations, Youm7 reported.

Mahlab headed with the ministers of electricity, health, housing, social solidarity and other ministers to Luxor University’s Faculty of Fine Arts to inaugurate a solar power station which lights the faculty’s building and Khaled Ibn Al-Waleed St., which hosts of number of touristic hotels.

Mahlab and the ministers also inspected security measures in Luxor streets and squares, which includes 150 surveillance cameras throughout the city, Youm7 reported.

Mahlab and the ministers are also scheduled to attend a briefing from Luxor’s governor about the plan to turn Luxor into a green city and establish a third solar power station.

Luxor Governor Saad Eddin told MENA that the generated energy will be stored in batteries to be used later in lighting the streets, which he said would save 39 tons of mazut ( a low-grade fuel oil.)

Alexandria Governor Tareq Mahdy inaugurated the first solar power station in Alexandria Monday, Mubasher reported.

Additional reporting by Mostafa Gabr.

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