The East Delta Electricity Production Company (EDEPC) in cooperation with the Egyptian Electricity Holding Company (EEHC) is conducting a gas/diesel fired combined-cycle power plant with a capacity of 750 MW at Nuweiba, on the coast of the Gulf of Aqaba, South Sinai Governorate. Nuweiba was chosen as one location among 6 others.
Since we learned about this madness we are busy informing the responsible authorities, the funding banks, the ministries and try to gain support. It would be the end to Nuweiba as you know it and the end to tourism in the area.
We need your support, too.
Please sign the online petition: Save Nuweiba and the fragile marine eco-system in the Gulf of Aqaba:
So far we succeeded to make our voice heard.
The European Investment Bank promised to look into the issue and we are expecting visits of their representatives soon. The final decision has been delayed until September 8th.
The EEAA promised us the same and the Environmental assessment has now officially reached the Ministry of Environment. We are counting on them and common sense.
Read what HEPCA has to say: http://www.hepca.com/nuweiba-power-plant-environment-assesment.aspx