The government has banned the broadcasting of first nuclear power plant in Egypt. Authorities banned any kind of publication of any articles on construction of the project.
According to state’s official news agency MENA distribution of any information and publication will only done with the approval from Egypt’s security bodies and the office of the minister of electricity and renewable energy sources.
The very first nuclear project in Egypt will be carried out by Russian State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom) and is expected to help the country cab its power shortage that is hitting the country.
This come barely few days after the head of the Russian State Corporation for Atomic Energy Rosatom Sergey Kiriyenko, Egypt’s minister of electricity and renewable energy, Mohamed Shaker, signed a Russian-Egyptian inter-governmental agreement on construction of a nuclear power station in Egypt to be equipped with four 1,200 MW reactors in Cairo .
The available document was signed in the presence of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and the two states agreed on a number of key issues that will see the country cooperate to develop economically.
The power plant will be constructed using Russian technologies and outlines further steps to develop nuclear infrastructure in Egypt
Egyptian government is expecting the project to be carried in within the time frame agreed on and the Russian company will help Egypt to improve its rules and regulations in the nuclear power industry and nuclear infrastructure.
Moscow and Cairo also signed an agreement for granting a state export credit for the NPP’s construction.
Egypt, with a population of 90 million and vast energy requirements, is seeking to diversify its energy sources. As well as a nuclear plant, Sisi has talked of building solar and wind energy facilities in the coming three years to generate around 4,300 megawatts of power.