Egypt to receive bids for nuclear power station this month

Cabinet speaker Magdy Radi this week quoted Prime Minister Ahmed Nazif as saying that Egypt would receive bids for the construction of the country’s first nuclear power station–to be built in the coastal Al-Dabaa region–before the end of December.

He added that the Ministry of Electricity was currently in the process of finalizing technical specifications for the bids in collaboration with the consulting firm that is managing the project.

Radi also said that the prime minister had discussed the projected cost of the station, as well as possible sources of alternative funding.

Electricity Minister Hassan Younis, for his part, said that construction of the station would take up to seven years.

Translated from the Arabic Edition.

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