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Wednesday, 6 October 2021

Saudi grid contract signing leads coverage

There was little of note on the airwaves last night: The agreement to move ahead with the USD 1.8 bn Egypt-Saudi electricity interconnection project was among the highlights. Electricity Minister Mohamed Shaker phoned in on Al Hayah Al Youm to comment on the linkup, for which contracts were handed to a consortium of Orascom Construction and Japan’s Hitachi yesterday (watch, runtime: 4:14 and runtime: 5:43). We have chapter and verse on the story in tonight’s Hardhat, below.

Elsewhere, Kelma Akhira’s Lamees El Hadidi aired the highlights of yesterday's Senate testimony by Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen (watch, runtime: 3:38). We recap this story in What We’re Tracking Today, above.

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