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#ASDailyScoop: Ethiopia signs MoU to supply electricity to South Sudan

The MoU was signed by the State Minister of Finance and Economy on behalf of Ethiopia and the State Minister of Water and Dam on behalf of South Sudan. Picture: EEP

Addis Abeba – Ethiopian Electric Power (EEP), the state-owned electric producer in Ethiopia, signed a memorandum of understanding to supply electricity to South Sudan, according to the state utility.

According to the MoU, the study is expected to be completed within one year following by construction works which is expected to be completed in the next two years after the study, paving ways for electric power sale agreements.

The agreement includes the construction in a short period of time of 357 kilometer long, 230 kilovolt line from two substations in the Gambella regional state to the Malakal State of South Sudan, the capital of Upper Nile State.

In the long run, the agreement considers the construction of up to 700 kilometer long, and 400 or 500 kilovolt electric line from Teppi, in South West Ethiopia, to Bor, South Sudan central region. Accordingly, the two countries agreed to form a joint technical committee to begin implementation of future works, Ethiopian Electric Power said. AS

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