Million meters of unprotected cables replaced in Sinai, Red Sea: CCED
insulated cables

CAIRO: A million meters of exposed cables have been replaced with insulated cables in the Red Sea governorate and the Sinai Peninsula to reduce the risk of electric shock, Youm7 reported Tuesday.

Head of the Canal Company for Electric Distribution (CCED) Mohamed Assayed told Youm7 that the company has “readied” the three governorates against floods expected in the winter.

During heavy showers in Egypt’s Delta in October, eight people were killed in Beheira and seven others in Alexandria by electric shocks caused by rainwater and exposed cables, prompting the government to investigate the issue of electric safety.

Torrential rain in Sinai destroyed 30-kilometers of the Wadi Teir- Nuweiba road in October, while the Nuweiba-Taba road was closed several times in the two months due to rains that swept areas along the Red Sea coast and northeast of Sinai, including the Gulf of Aqaba and St. Catherine city, head of South Sinai’s crisis management administration told Al-Ahram Oct. 2.

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