Delegation from Russia's Roastom to meet locals in Dabaa

El Dabaa Nuclear Power Plant - File PhotoCAIRO – 20 May 2018: An official from Rosatom revealed to Al Shorouk newspaper Saturday that the Russian Nuclear Company will send a delegation to the Egyptian city of El Dabaa after the upcoming Eid al Fitr vacation. The visit targets to hold a social discussion with the locals in the city, according to the newspaper.“The company seeks to be introduced to the locals’ opinions on the construction of the expected nuclear power Plant, the delegation aims to understand the point of views raised by power stations built under its supervision in several states,” added the Rosatom official’s press statement.This will be the delegation’s second visit to El Dabaa city during the current year. The company is set to provide the nuclear station project with the needed logistics, estimated to cost US$ 30bn.An official from the Egyptian Nuclear Plants Authority told Al Shorouk that some items in the project are still under negotiation with the Russian Company of Rosatom.“The Egyptian Nuclear Authority signed a preliminary agreement with Rosatom in order the latter oversees the construction process of the Nuclear power station in El Dabaa,” added the Egyptian official in press statements to Al Shorouk.Egyptian Minister of Electricity, Mohammed Shaker, has previously stated that El Dabaa power station is being built according to the latest international safety measures. The Egyptian State negotiated with American, Korean, Japanese and Chinese nuclear companies before choosing the Russian Rosatom.

Source:Egypt Today

May 19, 2018 21:56 UTC

Sisi orders continuing efforts to upgrade electricity, petroleum sectors

FILE - President Abdel Fatah Al SisiCAIRO -19 May 2018:President Abdel Fattah El Sisi issued directives on Saturday to persist with the efforts meant to upgrade the electricity and petroleum sectors in order to improve the services provided and meet Egypt’s development requirements of energy.Sisi’s remarks were made during his meeting with Prime Minister Sherif Ismail, Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy Mohamed Shaker, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Tareq el Molla, Finance Minister Amr el Garhy and acting chief of the General Intelligence Service Abbas Kamel.The president also ordered continuing implementing the economic reform program, affirming in this regard the importance of increasing the spending on the comprehensive development sectors, particularly health, education and infrastructure, presidential spokesman Bassam Radi said.Sisi also ordered the government to adhere to what is targeted as per the state budget's general indicators for the fiscal year 2018/2019.The meeting touched on following up the ongoing efforts to improve the services provided to citizens, with the electricity minister reviewing the latest developments with regard to upgrading the national power grid in addition to a number of national projects being implemented in the electricity sector.Meanwhile, Sisi was briefed on the efforts exerted by the Petroleum Ministry to develop the sector of petroleum and mineral resources. On that score, Molla reviewed the steps taken to improve the performance of the sector in its various activities.

Source:Egypt Today

May 19, 2018 18:33 UTC

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