Egypt: Shura Council to Discuss Construction of Al-Dabaa Nuclear Plant

The Shura Council will discuss on Tuesday the construction of Egypt's first nuclear power plant at al-Dabaa with head of the Nuclear plants Authority (NPPA) attending.

The Shura Council is assigned with drafting a detailed report and referring it to the Cabinet and the president on the program and steps to be made for building the first nuclear plant.

In statements to al-Gomhuria, Eng. Mahmoud Balbaa, the Minister of Electricity, said that president Mohammed Morsi is giving a special attention to the nuclear program and that he made directives to all the state agencies to provide a fertile soil for implementing this program.

The minister pointed out that Egypt's needs of fuel are rising by 10% annually, and that the ministry of electricity presented a full-fledged study to the Ministry of Petroleum on the quantities of oil needed to operate the power plants from October until September, 2013.

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