CAIRO: President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi visited Upper Egypt’s governorate of Asyut Tuesday to inaugurate three units of electricity production at the New Asyut power plant, Youm7 reported.
As much as $746 million is being invested in the new eight-unit combined cycle power plant, which is expected to produce about 1,000 megawatts, Electricity Minister Mahmoud Shaker told Youm7 earlier this month.
In June 2015, Egypt’s former Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab inaugurated three units of the plant, which was jointly established by the Egyptian Orascom and the American General Electric companies on a total area of 85 acres.
Sisi also inspected the new Asyut Barrage project and its hydroelectric station aims to improve the irrigation system in Upper Egypt. The project will be fully operational by September 2017, said Shaker, adding that “during the next seven months, more power plants will operate at a total investment of 20 billion EGP.”