India electrifying a remote village in Egypt with solar project
Source :News Bharati English   Date :17-Jul-2017

Cairo, July 17: The technological innovation and capability of India is not only helping our nation but also other countries. A solar project with state-of-the-art technology has been launched in a remote village in Egypt.  The village named Agaween village is in the Western Desert in Matrouh Governorate, close to the Libyan border. The off grid system is ideal for remote locations.

Egyptian government made arrangement for the location of the project. On the other hand, India provided all the solar panels and sub-systems, machinery, equipment and technical support, as well as training for technicians. India’s Ambassador to Egypt Sanjay Bhattacharyya and Major General Alla Fathi Abou Zeid, Governor of Matrouh inaugurated the project.

“The project harnesses the sun and enriches the life of the villagers. The project is a demonstration of India’s technical capabilities, especially in renewable energy, and can be replicated at other locations in Egypt,” Sanjay Bhattacharyya said.

Along with providing electricity, the project will give training to workers on how to maintain and adjust the solar energy systems. The Solar Electrification Project at Agaween will provide electricity to 40 houses, a school, a mosque and a community center.