Japanese government granted 1.2 billion Egyptian pounds (US$135 million) to upgrade Automatic Power Control system (APC) in Egypt’s Damietta governorate, governor Ismail Abdel Hamid stated Friday.
Through this grant, power sector in Damietta is expected to witness a leap in automatic control system , thus, lowering the duration of outage period, the governor said.
The $135mn-grant is set to be provided by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).
On other side, Chairman of power sector at Daimeetta added that a Japanese mission visited the sector to study operation process of the automatic system.
He added that works at the upgrading project are expected to start in September 2016.
JICA is a governmental agency that coordinates official development assistance (ODA) for the government of Japan.