Moscow and Cairo signed an agreement on Thursday for Russia
to build a nuclear power plant in Egypt.
A spokesman for Russia’s state-owned nuclear firm Rosatom
said the plant, Egypt’s first, would be built at Dabaa in the north of the
country and is expected to be completed by 2022.
Egypt, with a population of 90 million and vast energy
requirements, is seeking to diversify its power sources. As well as a nuclear
plant, there are talks of building solar and wind energy in the coming three
years to generate around 4,300 megawatts of power.