Sisi directs Cabinet to complete Dabaa nuclear plant
President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi meets with the Cabinet Ministers on Dabaa nuclear power plant Thursday on Nov.12- Photo courtesy of Presidential Office

CAIRO: President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi has directed the Cabinet to finish all needed legal and technical measures concerning the construction of the first nuclear power plant of Dabaa, Presidential spokesperson Alaa Youssef stated Thursday.

“The President stressed the importance of ensuring the highest safety standards of nuclear plant design and implementation, as nuclear energy is vital in the future and contributes enormously to the electricity production in Egypt,” Youssef was quoted in the statement.

Sisi met Thursday with Prime Minister Sherif Ismail and the Ministers of Electricity, and Finance, discussing a Russian proposal to build the first phase of the nuclear power plant in Mediterranean sity of Dabaa (183.9 miles to the northwest of Cairo).

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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