CAIRO: Negotiations will take place over the next few days with Chinese and Korean companies concerning the construction of electric generators of the Dabaa nuclear power plant.
He said they were entertaining offers from Russian companies as well, adding that Egypt had not decided which country would get bids for the work.
In February, Sisi and Putin announced reaching agreements on building the plant and establishing a Russian-Egyptian free trade zone.
The city is scheduled to be inaugurated in the beginning of November for 500 families that had been evacuated to build its first nuclear power plant, Dabaa residents’ spokesperson Mastour Bu Shekara told The Cairo Post in September.
In 1981, Egypt allocated the Dabaa area in Mediterranean governorate of Matrouh, 183.9 miles to the northwest of Cairo, to build its first nuclear plant of 55 square kilometers.
A Russian delegation of 300 businessmen had visited Egypt in May to discuss ways to promote and diversify bilateral economic relations between the two countries, Russian-Egyptian Business Council said in a statement.