The Sudanese Minister of Cabinet Affairs, Khaled Omar Youssef, called on the electricity sector in Sudan to present an integrated vision aimed at increasing power generation.
Youssef called for taking advantage of the real opportunities and capabilities currently available to contribute to radical solutions for problems within the sector.
On Sunday, Youssef chaired a meeting of the sector’s sub-chamber, which included the Minister of Culture and Information and the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning.
Also present were the representatives of water and thermal generation, transmission and distribution companies, and a number of ministries and relevant authorities.
The meeting of the sub-chamber of the electricity sector in Sudan reviewed the maintenance program for hydrothermal power plants for the period from the coming August to the end of March of next year.
Youssef called on both the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning and the thermal and water generating companies to hold a meeting to discuss necessary budgets for maintenance work.
The meeting also discussed the Chamber’s position on providing the necessary fuel for thermal power plants.
The head of Cabinet Affairs directed the continuous provision of fuel, and the completion of all plans for renewable energy stations, in addition to overcoming all obstacles before introducing the “Qary 3” station into service.
The meeting also reviewed to a detailed report on all current dam operations, stressing on the necessary arrangements required to confront water flow during the rainy season, and directing that measures are needed for the hydro-generation sector to secure power stability for the coming period.