Eastern Sudan power grid, Kuwait-supported project
KASSALA: In a few months, the eastern province of Sudan will witness the completion of the east power grid which will provide electricity and energy to the area. The $200 millionproject, in which the Kuwait Fund for Arabic Economic Development (KFAED) provided a sum of $165 million, was approved by the international donors’ conference for Sudan hosted by Kuwait on December first and second of 2010. The event gathered around $3.5 billion for the sake of developing Sudan. Speaking about this issue, Executive Director of the East Sudan Development Fund, Abu Obaida Mohamed Duj told KUNA that the power grid will help provide electricity to some 650 towns and villages, revealing that 700,000 subscribers will benefit from the project.
The infrastructure for the project is already in place, said Duj, adding that electricity will be provided as soon as possible. The official took the chance to thank the Kuwaiti leadership and people for their generous input, affirming that the whole project would not have taken off without the assistance of the fellow Arab country. Senior officials at the Kassala state also expressed their gratitude to Kuwait and hoped that the project will be swiftly launched so that electricity could flow to the region.— KUNA