Egypt will be ready for electricity interconnector with Sudan by the end of next month, said Mohamed Shaker, Minister of Electricity, Egypt Oil & Gas reports.

The Egyptian ministry is currently in talks with Sudan’s Ministry of Water Resources, Irrigation and Electricity regarding the Sudanese national grid’s capacity, Shaker noted, adding that the current maximum capacity that could be provided by Egypt stands at 40 megawatts (MW).

The minister’s comments came during a meeting chaired by Prime Minister, Mostafa Madbouly, to follow up on power grid link project between Egypt and Sudan, according to a cabinet statement.

Supply and Internal Trade Minister stated that Egypt imports meat, soya beans, and sunflower from Sudan, referring to the possibility of exchanging these products and other crops for electricity.

Egypt is giving great interest to cooperation projects with Sudan, and the government is working to benefit both nations, Madbouly stressed.