Egyptian engineering company fully deploys
12 August 2008 -- 126 Egyptian military engineers arrived in Darfur earlier today. The Egyptian Engineering Company is now fully deployed with a strength of 335 military personnel.
The Egyptian Engineering company is composed of an engineering platoon (de-mining), a construction platoon, an explosive ordinance disposal squadron, a special force squadron for protection, road platoon capable of constructing four km of road per week, and a water desalination platoon capable of producing two cubic meters of pure water per hour.
The Engineering Company comprises of 23 officers and non-commissioned officers and 312 soldiers.
In addition to the Engineering Company, Egypt has already deployed a Signal Company to UNAMID. Egypt is also planning to contribute a transport company and two infantry battalions.