Parliament to discuss bill regulating construction of power stations

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Sun, 23 Apr 2017 - 11:34 GMT

Egypt's Dabaa nuclear power plant site - Archive/Hassan Mohamed

Egypt's Dabaa nuclear power plant site - Archive/Hassan Mohamed

CAIRO – 23 April 2017: The energy and environment committee at the House of Representatives is scheduled to discuss Wednesday a bill on forming an executive authority to regulate the construction of nuclear power stations in Egypt.

The session, to be held under the committee's chairman Talaat el-Sewedy, will be attended by the Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy, Dr. Mohamed Shaker el-Markabi.

According to the 19-article draft law, the authority will have all powers to work in a flexible way in order to expedite the decision-making process.

It also stipulates that all the tools and equipment to be imported by this authority will be exempted from customs duties.

As per the bill, the authority will affiliate to the Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy, with the prime minister being in charge of appointing its board of directors' members for a renewable 4 year term.

Meanwhile, the authority's board chairman and its deputy/deputies are to be appointed upon a presidential decree after considering nominees of the prime minister and the minister of electricity and renewable energy.

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