Egypt allocates $87mn for infrastructure of nuclear plant

Egypt has set aside around $87 million to rebuild the infrastructure needed for the country's first nuclear power station for the generation of electricity.

Egypt allocates $87mn for infrastructure of nuclear plant

World Bulletin / News Desk

Egypt's Electricity Minister Ahmed Imam said Sunday that his country has set aside around $87 million to rebuild the infrastructure needed for the country's first nuclear power station for the generation of electricity, which would be built in Al-Dabaa region, northwest of Cairo.

The infrastructure works include all vital facilities supplying the construction site with water and electricity as well as building a fence around the site plus an earthquake monitoring center, weather station and water treatment facility, Imam told Anadolu Agency.

Egypt's interim President Adly Mansour announced earlier this month that Egypt would start establishing nuclear power stations for peaceful purposes.

The Egyptian army last Monday retained the land of Al-Dabaa nuclear project from tribal leaders who had previously objected to implementing the project in their region.

Along with Al-Dabaa, Egypt plans to build three more power-generating nuclear plants that are expected to produce a range of 900-1,650 megawatts a day each.

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