The Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy has launched a training program on “Policy, Financing, and Implementation of Energy Projects” in cooperation with the Egyptian Electricity Holding Company (EEHC), Al-Mal reported.

The program, which is the first of its kind, is part of efforts to increase cooperation within the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) during the Egyptian Presidency of the African Union. It was attended by 14 participants from 12 African countries, as well as three COMESA leaders.

Moreover, the electricity sector aims at training calibers, boosting their capabilities, sharing and transferring the Egyptian pioneering experience in the energy field, especially in power generation, to neighbor countries.

Mohamed El Khayat, the head of the New and Renewable Energy Authority (NREA), stated that the one-year training program, taking place from July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2020, represents a complete framework in human resource management development to achieve the Ministry’s vision and goals, adding that it targets between 180 and 200 trainees.

The program will include several field trips to the Kureimat solar power plant and energy complex, a training center in Mokattam, as well as sightseeing of some of Egypt’s famous landmarks.