Egypt has supported the construction of twenty solar-powered stations in South Sudan in order to meet the East African country’s sustainability standards. The development projects serve to promote Egyptian-South Sudanese collaboration in various fields including electricity, health, education, transportation and local content development.
Announced by Egypt’s Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation, Hani Sewilam, on 2 August, the development of solar power in South Sudan falls in line with Egypt’s commitment towards participating in the country’s energy and construction sectors.
Minister Sewilam called the development project a “model for cooperation,” that serves to facilitate “further work on strengthening the bonds of cooperation, integration and investment in various fields.”
Meanwhile, it was announced that eight further solar stations are being launched in the East African country to meet the energy needs of South Sudan’s population.
Minister Sewilam also met with Egypt’s Ambassador to South Sudan, Moatez Mostafa Abdelkader, to review joint water projects between the two countries, highlighting Egypt’s interest in meeting South Sudan’s sustainability and development goals through clean water schemes and renewable energy development.