50 Egyptians granted nuclear energy training scholarships by Russia
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CAIRO: A total of 50 Egyptian students have been granted scholarships in nuclear energy by Rosatom State Nuclear Energy Corporation, Youm7 reported Tuesday.

The students will travel to Russia to receive training on operating the Dabaa nuclear plant on the north coast of Egypt, which has been in the process of construction since January.

Egypt and Rosatom signed a contract to establish the plant in November 2015 at a cost of $20 billion for four reactors; Russia will loan Egypt 80 percent of the cost to be repaid over 35 years from the revenues of electricity planned to be produced by the plant starting from 2024.

The students are expected to be trained on difference specialties in the field to become cadres in their home country after a competition that was held between Egyptian universities and research centers.

A ceremony will be held Tuesday at the Russian Cultural Council in Cairo to celebrate the scholarships, according to a Rosatom statement reported by Youm7.

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