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Russia to build Egyptian nuclear reactor

Egypt selected a Russian company to build its long-stalled nuclear reactor, raising controversy about the political dimensions of this coordination.
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CAIRO — The Egyptian government is about to sign a contract with Russia's Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation, which specializes in the manufacturing of nuclear plants, to build the Dabaa nuclear power plant in Matrouh governorate. 

The Matrouh governor, Maj. Gen. Alaa Abu Zeid, said on Aug. 26 that Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will lay the cornerstone of the project in October, and Russia will take on the execution of the project.

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