Egypt Supports Solar-Powered Development In South Sudan For Enhanced Collaboration

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Egypt has provided support for the establishment of twenty solar-powered stations within South Sudan as part of an effort to align with the sustainability objectives of the East African nation.


These development initiatives play a pivotal role in fostering cooperation between Egypt and South Sudan across various sectors, encompassing electricity, healthcare, education, transportation, and local capacity enhancement.

The announcement of these solar power projects was made by Hani Sewilam, Egypt’s Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation. The move to enhance solar energy infrastructure in South Sudan is consistent with Egypt’s commitment to actively engage in the country’s energy and construction domains.


Minister Sewilam hailed this development endeavor as a “prime example of collaboration,” facilitating further efforts aimed at reinforcing cooperative ties, integration, and investment across diverse sectors.

Additionally, it has been revealed that eight more solar stations are in the pipeline for launch within South Sudan, catering to the energy requirements of its populace.

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In a separate interaction, Minister Sewilam convened with Egypt’s Ambassador to South Sudan, Moatez Mostafa Abdelkader, to assess shared water-related initiatives.

The focus was on Egypt’s keen interest in supporting South Sudan’s objectives for sustainability and development through initiatives involving clean water initiatives and the advancement of renewable energy resources.

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