Elsewedy Electric Company and the National Contracting Company (NCC) won an electricity tender to construct three electricity lines in Upper Egypt extending from Samalout to Naga Hammadi with total investment of EGP 4.187b, reported Daily News Egypt.

A source at the Ministry of Electricity stated that the two companies proposed the best financial offers. Elsewedy Electric offered to execute two lines, the first is in Akhmim, Sohag with a length of 180km and the second will be between Akhmim and East Qena via a 176km electricity line.

Meanwhile, the NCC will implement one electricity line that will extend between East Qena to Naga Hammadi with a length of 70km.  The source added that 60% of the cost of the lines will be paid in EGP and 40% in foreign currency.

The Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC)’s CEO, Gamal Abdel Rahim, explained that it was agreed to support the electricity grid in Upper Egypt by 426km of lines. This includes 176km between Assiut and Sohag, 180km between Sohag and east of Qena, and 70km between East Qena and Naga Hammadi, with total investments of EGP 4.187b. The project is planned for completion by the end of June 2017, as it aims to take in the new capacities that will be added throughout the year.