London-based European Bank for Reconstruction & Development (EBRD), leading backer of Egypt’s $4bn Benban Solar Park, announced on 24 October that the project is now operational, saying that “after three years of work, construction of one of the largest solar parks in the world is now complete.”

Last month Egypt’s Electricity Minister, Muhammad Shaker, said the park, situated 40km north of Aswan, would be inaugurated at the end of November. (CONTINUED - 690 WORDS)