President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi during his meeting with Electricity Mohamed Shaker and prime minister Sherif Ismail on Monday March 12 –Press Photo
CAIRO – 12 March 2018: President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi met on Monday, March 12 with Minister of Electricity Mohamed Shaker and Prime Minister Sherif Ismail to discuss the latest updates regarding the current electricity situation in Egypt.
According to an official statement issued by presidency spokesperson Bassam Rady, the discussions included a future perception for the status of the national electricity grid in the country. Sisi also followed up with Shaker on the new power plants that were established in the New Administrative Capital, Barollos and Beni Suef.
Shaker expected that the new plants will be part of the national service starting July 2018.
Earlier Monday, President Sisi embarked on a quick tour to visit the Rod el Farag axis, Tahya Misr Eastern Bridge and Sphinx International Airport west of Cairo. The projects are considered part of Egypt’s huge development plan that will contribute in solving several problems, including heavy traffic.
In an official statement issued by Rady, it was stated that the president's tour comes in light of his keenness to follow up on the latest updates regarding the major projects that are under construction.
The Rod el Farag axis will make a huge contribution in solving the traffic problem in Egypt, as it is considered to be the first road in West Cairo to connect the Ring Road with the Regional Road, and the Qattara lowlands with the North Coast. About 85 percent of the project’s second phase has been completed.
Sisi regularly visits the projects that his government announced as part of the development plans and he holds regular meetings with ministers to discuss projects' updates and problems.
On February 27, Sisi met with the ministers of housing and investment and international cooperation, along with Prime Minster Sherif Ismail. According to another statement released by Rady, Sisi also discussed the recent updates regarding the New Administrative Capital, New Alamein City and a number of the new housing projects all over the country.