Giza North Power Plant project is part of a broader program which aims to help Egypt meet its growing demand for electricity and develop reliable, efficient, and sustainable sources of power. More specifically, it aims to improve the security and efficiency of the electricity supply within Egypt by adding new generation capacity based on efficient thermal power generation technology. The project comprises the construction of a gas-fired combined-cycle gas turbine (CCGT) power plant at Giza North near Cairo that will use the most efficient thermal power generation technology. In June 2010, the World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors approved a $600 million loan for the construction of a 1500 MW combined-cycle turbine power plant which meets the World Bank’s emission and discharge requirements. On February 14, 2012, additional financing of $240 million was approved to fund the construction of an extra 750-MW CCGT unit at the Giza North power plant, and the associated gas pipeline and two 500 kV transmission lines, each with a length of approximately 25 KMs. The additional unit will bring the total capacity of the plant to 2250 MW, sufficient to serve more than five million households.The project is located in the North of Giza, on El-Beheiry canal in El-Kata village. The site is approximately 30 kilometers northwest of Cairo City.