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Egypt and Sudan to operate joint electricity grid from Jan. 12 - agency

CAIRO, Dec 29 (Reuters) - Egypt and Sudan will begin operating a joint electricity grid from Jan. 12 with a capacity of 50 megawatts, Egypt’s state news agency MENA said on Sunday.

The project’s cost has reached 509 million Egyptian pounds ($31.74 million) and spans 1,000 km (621 miles), MENA said, citing Egypt’s energy minister. ($1 = 16.0375 Egyptian pounds) (Reporting by Omar Fahmy; Writing by Ulf Laessing; Editing by Nadine Awadalla and Louise Heavens)

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