FILE - Minister of of Electricity and Renewable Energy Mohamed Shaker
CAIRO - 25 November 2019: Minister of of Electricity and Renewable Energy Mohamed Shaker said Monday that Egypt, upon the request of the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD), will be in charge of developing the continental electrical linkage grid, hoping for cooperation with partners in development to render this important project a success.
Addressing the inaugural session of the Program for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA) 2019 which kicked off in Cairo on Monday, minister Shaker said the project would enable African countries to achieve the optimal use of energy resources available in the continent through the establishment of a unified African energy market working on solving energy problems in African countries.
Minister Shaker conveyed the greetings of President Abdel Fattah El Sisi to the African event's participants.
The five-day event will focus on issues such as the connections between infrastructure and energy, infrastructure and job creation, infrastructure and agriculture and industrialization, infrastructure and trade/economic integration and infrastructure and health and education.