The United Nations Development Programme and the Industrial Modernization Centre signs a new project to promote renewable energy

Dec 6, 2016

From Left to Right: UNDP Resident Representative a.i. El-Mostafa Benlamlih, IMC Executive Director Eng. Ahmed Taha Boraie and witnessed by The ceremony has been witnessed by Minister of International Cooperation Sahr Nasr and Minister of Industry and Trade Engineer Tarek Qabil. UNDP Egypt/Fatma Elzahraa Yassin

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Industrial Modernization Centre (IMC) signed today a new project worth 3.5 million dollars, funded the Global Environmental Fund, to promote clean and renewable energy under the title “Grid-Connected Small Scale Photovoltaic Systems”.

The project aims to promote the installation of 4 Mega Watt of Small Scale Photovoltaic Systems on roof tops of residential, public, commercial and industrial buildings which are connected to the grid. It will also provide technical support and assistance to establish financial mechanisms for the systems.

The project will also support technically staff and suppliers in addition to emerging market for this new technology to provide new jobs and the use of renewable energy. The Small Scale Photovoltaic systems will also generate large number of green jobs for young people in installation and maintenance of the PV systems.

The ceremony has been witnessed by Minister of International Cooperation Sahr Nasr and Minister of Industry and Trade Engineer Tarek Qabil. The project document has been signed by UNDP Resident Representative a.i. El-Mostafa Benlamlih, IMC Executive Director Eng. Ahmed Taha Boraie and Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs and Director for International Cooperation H.E. Ambassador SaÏd Hindam.

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Please contact Fatma Elzahraa Yassin, Communications Analyst at fatma.yassin@undp.org

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