Sisi discusses updates on Dabaa nuclear plant

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Tue, 18 Jul 2017 - 09:20 GMT

The meeting of the Supreme Council for the peaceful uses of nuclear energy headed by President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi - Press Photo

The meeting of the Supreme Council for the peaceful uses of nuclear energy headed by President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi - Press Photo

CAIRO - 18 July 2017: President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi discussed the latest developments of the nuclear power plant in Dabaa city, located in Matrouh Governorate, during the Supreme Council for Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy meeting on Monday.

During the meeting, the president stressed the importance of achieving the optimum utilization of the Dabaa project, working to develop local industries of technology and promotion of scientific research within the field.

He also highlighted the need of maximizing the benefits of peaceful uses of nuclear energy as it has greatly contributed to various fields such as industry, agriculture, electricity and medicine.

As confirmed by the State Information Service (SIS) announcement, the meeting also discussed the rule of nuclear energy in the implementation of economic and social development plans in the coming decades; calling for a concerted effort to develop peaceful uses of nuclear energy. Discussions included a review of the strategies and mechanisms carried out by the Nuclear Power Plants Authority.

The meeting that was headed by Sisi and attended by the Prime Minister and Ministers of Defense, Foreign Affairs, Housing, Electricity, Environment, Investment and International Cooperation, Trade and Industry, Finance and Higher Education.

Also, the President of the General Intelligence, the Acting Chairman of the Authority for Nuclear Power Plants and the Chairman of the Atomic Energy Authority and the Director of the Nuclear Power Plant Project in Dabaa attended the meeting.

Egypt and Russia reached an intergovernmental agreement on November 19, 2015 that granted the construction of Dabaa nuclear power plant using Russian technologies and backed by a $25 billion loan from Russia.

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