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India to train Kenyan electrical engineers

EM NEWS BUREAU ,  Wednesday, May 04, 2011, 15:29 Hrs  [IST]

Untitled - 1.jpgPower Grid Corporation of India and Kenya Electricity Transmission Company (KETCO) have signed an agreement wherein the Indian utility will train 20 electrical engineers of its Kenyan counterpart. The endeavour is being funded by the Korean government and World Bank.

A dearth of engineers impedes Kenya's power infrastructure upgrade programme. The training programme will help in a quick rollout of trained engineers, Kenya feels. The African nation has targeted to double its power transmission infrastructure over the next four years.

The 20 electrical, civil and communication graduate engineers who were recruited in February this year, have been undergoing training at the Kenya Power and Lighting Company (KPLC) Training School in Ruaraka, Nairobi where they have been introduced to practical and theory lessons on the country's transmission network.

The chief of KETCO was quoted saying that India that has successfully revamped its power sector in the last two decades, was a natural choice for training the engineers.
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