Four new solar plants in Benban have been inaugurated by Aswan Governor Magdy Hegazy and the Chinese consul in Cairo, Amwal Al Ghad reported.

The new plants were constructed by an international consortium made up of four Egyptian, Spanish, Chinese, and Saudi firms.

The four solar plants cost $180 million to construct and have a total capacity of 186 MW.

During the inauguration Hegazy stated that the project will generate new jobs for citizens living in Aswan governorate.

Egyptian Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy Mohamed Shaker inaugurated the first phase of the Benban solar energy park in March 2018.

The British Embassy previously announced in November 2017 that Britain will invest more than $97 million in the Benban Solar Park, Al Ahram reported at the time.

The funds are part of the $653 million loan package put together by the International Financial Cooperation (IFC) for the Nubian Suns Solar Project.

“The UK is investing in a project that will provide clean power to over 350,000 residential customers and generate up to 6,000 jobs,” UK Ambassador to Egypt John Casson said.