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Al Bashir inaugurates first turbine in Upper Atbara and Setait Project, hails Arab funding institutions

2017-02-02

Sudan President Omar Al Bashir on Thursday has inaugurated the first power turbine in Upper Atbara and Setait Project. While addressing the ceremony organized to mark the occasion, Al Bashir hailed the various Arab funding institutions that used to generously fund development projects in Sudan during the over 20 years of U.S sanctions.

“The Arab funding institutions kindly supported Sudan despite attempts to isolate our country,” said Al Bashir noting that Sudan has solid international relations. He however referred to Sudan’s winning of the Social Secretariat at the African Union.

Speaking at the ceremony, Al Bashir hailed the efforts of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, UAE, Sultanate of Oman, Algeria, Qatar and China in supporting development and peace in Sudan.

He hailed the efforts of the former minister of water resources, irrigation and electricity, Osama Abd Allah, for his efforts to implement “Zero Thirst” project activities.

“Upper Atbara and Setait Project is a vital step for development in the region,” said Al Bashir adding that the project will help achieving development projects in the region, providing fresh water to Gadarif State and irrigation water for agricultural projects in the area.

President Al Bashir directed relevant authorities to finalize the road to Wad Al Hulo locality to link production areas with consumption area and linking Sudan with Ethiopia.

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