Nile Basin personnel train in Egypt

12-02-2017 10:40 AM

Sanaa’ Farouk


Last Thursday, a celebration was held for the graduation of eight men from Nile

Basin countries after completing a training course on “Works of reengineering

operations”. Osama Asran, Deputy Minister of Electricity; Gaber Desouqi, Head of

Egyptian Electricity Holding Company (EEHC); and a number of senior officials

from the Electricity Ministry participated in the celebration.

The trainees came from Burundi, Djibouti, Kenya, South Sudan, and Somalia. The

courses they attended were part of training programmes Egypt offers Nile Basin

countries in the fields of electricity to enhance human resources in these countries.

The programmes include training in Cairo, or the delegation of Egyptian experts to

Nile Basin countries.

In his speech, Mr Dessouqi said that the Ministry of Electricity had started the

training programmes back in 2007 with Sudan and Ethiopia. It currently trains

personnel from 12 Nile Basin countries in addition to Djibouti and Somalia in

fields of electricity production, transference and distribution.

The trainees were taken on visits to electricity projects, also to touristic sites in

Egypt. They expressed their appreciation and gratitude for the exceptional role and

efforts played by the electricity and power sector in Egypt, and affirmed they

would do their best to transfer the experience they gained to their countries to

achieve maximum benefit from it.

Watani International

11 February 2017

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