“The seventh day” reviews the 15 most important facts about this gigantic project:
1- The solar energy project is located in the Benban desert area in the Aswan governorate, in the extreme south of Egypt.
2- The project area was chosen according to studies and research carried out by NASA, and this area was identified as the brightest area for the sun in Egypt.
3 – It is one of the largest clean energy projects in Egypt and the Middle East.
4 – The project has recently managed to introduce around 1,465 megawatts to the national electricity grid, to benefit from it.
5-32 companies contributed to the solar energy project in energy production
6 – The project, once completed, will produce 2,050 megawatts of energy.
7 – The project’s output is equivalent to the energy produced by the High Dam of about 2,100 megawatts. The solar power project can be described as a “new high dam” on the land of Aswan.
8- The project will allow Egypt to export energy abroad, either to the African continent or to various Arab countries
9- The project includes the highest concentration of solar power plants
10- Total investments in the project reach about 2 billion dollars
11- The project contributed to provide nearly 10,000 direct and indirect job opportunities
12- There is continuous coordination between the Governorate of Aswan and World Bank officials and investment companies implementing the project by allocating a percentage of investments for community development surrounding the project.
13- The project of doubling the western desert highway “Aswan Cairo” in the distance in front of the solar energy project in Banban, with a distance of 9 km, was implemented at a cost of 60 million pounds.
14- An integrated service area is being established, from which the project will benefit in addition to the people of Benban and the surrounding villages.
15- There is a study to benefit trained and irregular workers who were working in the construction phase of solar stations in similar future projects
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