Hungary keen to train Egyptians at Dabaa nuclear project: Szijjártó
Hungary's Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó

CAIRO: Hungary’s Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó has expressed his country’s willingness to organize training programs for Egyptian employees in its first nuclear power project, state-run news agency MENA reported Saturday.

The statement came in a press conference held in Cairo Saturday. Szijjártó noted that his country has wide experience in nuclear power field as Hungary’s 43 percent of electricity has been produced by nuclear power plants.

He expressed his country’s keenness to cooperate with President Abdel Fatah Sisi’s government, noting that the trade volume between both courtiers reached $323 million  in 2014, while the first eight months of 2015 saw 19 percent increase.

Egypt and Russia agreed to build a nuclear power plant in the Mediterranean city of Dabaa located 183.9 miles to the northwest of Cairo.

The plant’s construction is to be accomplished in two phases; Russia will build four reactors, while the other four reactors will be offered for an international tender. Each reactor will produce 1,200 Megawatts of electricity.  The construction works are scheduled to start in mid-2016 to be completed by 2020.

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