Ahmad Mostafa Emam Shaaban, Egypt’s minister of electricity and industry, is set to focus on coal-fired power to satisfy the country’s power generation and industrial cement industry demands.

World Bulletin reports that the Cabinet’s Higher Committee for Energy is currently assessing the environmental impact of utilizing coal-fired power plants for the first time.

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Egypt’s state-run Electricity Holding Company has selected three potential areas for development at pre-approved locations include Mosa Springs, Safaga, and West Doumiat.

The new power stations would need a generation capacity of between 3,000 and 5,000 MW to be cost effective according to the ministry.

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