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Egypt, Russia sign deal to build new nuclear plant

23 Nov 2015

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.