Egypt: Electricity Minister - Egypt Carries On With Nuclear Program

Minister of Electricity and Energy Mahmoud Balbaa said on Monday 19/11/2012 that Egypt carries on with measures for establishing the nuclear plant for power generation in cooperation with the IAEA, asserting that the ministry will soon float the project for tender before the international companies, but this will only take place after improving of the country's political and economic conditions, and approval of the president.

Balbaa also pointed out that measures will be taken to curb the phenomenon of stealing electricity, adding that these measures include application and installation of pre-paid meters that will be gradually applied nationwide, which he said would help rationalize the country's consumption of electricity.

For safety of the citizens, Balbaa assured that underground power grids will be established instead of the aerial ones in the countryside that cause many fires and accidents.

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