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.
11 February 2017