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Astra Energy Inc. Expands Its Presence in the African Market with Entry into Tanzania’s Energy Sector

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Astra Energy Inc.
Astra Energy Inc.

SAN DIEGO, March 08, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via InvestorWire -- Astra Energy Inc. (OTC Pink Sheets: ASRE) (“Astra” or the “Company”), today announces the Company has engaged the government of Tanzania in discussions to construct a significantly sized, combined cycle power plant using natural gas as feedstock.

Following meetings last week with the Tanzania Electric Supply Company Ltd. (TANESCO), the country’s vertically integrated electricity utility company, TANESCO provided a formal letter authorizing Astra to prepare a Project Concept Note. The Project Concept Note will provide salient key technical and financial parameters of the proposed project. It will be reviewed for approval by TANESCO and the Ministry of Energy and is the key piece of information used by the Government of Tanzania to trigger a detailed Memorandum of Understanding.

Reaching this milestone is an indication of efforts of Tanzania’s new leadership to create a conducive and supportive environment for foreign direct investment in infrastructure development intended to stimulate the country’s aggressive manufacturing sector. Tanzania requires a significant amount of electricity to power its ambitious economic growth and transformation strategy. The country is blessed with an estimated 57 trillion cubic feet of natural gas reserves.

Astra is pleased to announce the achievement of this milestone, as it is an indication of the willingness of the Government of Tanzania to work directly with Astra Energy to advance this significant project.

About Astra Energy Inc.

Astra Energy Inc. invests in and develops renewable and clean energy projects in markets where demand is high, supply is limited and there is opportunity to address other imminent market needs.

Astra’s corporate strategy is rooted in securing technologies and assets; identifying viable market opportunities; and bringing together resources, expertise, technology, and defined action plans to execute first-in-class projects that benefit communities, local economies, the planet and the Company’s investors.

As a publicly traded company, Astra Energy is dedicated to maximizing shareholder value. In addition, it’s our goal to create a more secure and sustainable power sector that supports our company’s purpose, mission and values to transform the economic, environmental and social landscape for generations to come.

For further information about Astra Energy, please visit: www.astraenergyinc.com

About Tanzania Electric Supply Company Ltd. (TANESCO)

TANESCO is an integrated power utility company engaged in the entire value chain of generation, transmission, and distribution across Tanzania. Its core values are Customer, Safety, Integrity, Teamwork, Innovation and Passion.

In undertaking its core functions, TANESCO is guided by the National Energy Policy of 2003 and Electricity Act of 2008. TANESCO Ltd. functions under the regulatory guidance of the Energy and Water Utilities Regulatory Authority (EWURA) established by the EWURA Act of 2001. In complying with the above directives, the Company has come up with a structure that reduces operational costs without compromising performance and efficiency. It has also considered the National Agenda for Industrialization that aims at transforming Tanzania’s economy into middle income.

For more information about TANESCO, please visit: www.tanesco.co.tz

Corporate Communications:
Heidi Thomasen
IR@astraenergyinc.com
1-800-705-2919

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This document contains forward-looking statements. In evaluating these forward-looking statements, you should consider various factors including our ability to change the direction of the Company, our ability to keep pace with new technology and changing market needs, and the competitive environment of our business. These and other factors may cause our actual results to differ materially from any forward-looking statement.

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