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Russian company begins construction at Egypt’s first nuclear power plant

Russia's state-owned atomic energy company, Rosatom, and the Egyptian Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy have begun work at the Dabaa nuclear power plant, Egypt’s first.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (back-R) and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin (back-L) applaud as Egypt's electricity and renewable energy minister, Mohamed Shaker (R), shakes hands with Alexey Likhachev, the director general of Russia's Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom, after signing a bilateral agreement in Cairo, Egypt, Dec. 11, 2017.

Egyptian Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy Mohamed Shaker and Rosatom CEO Alexey Likhachev announced the start of the “first concrete cast” for the first unit of the Dabaa nuclear power plant during a ceremony held specifically to celebrate the historic occasion.

During the July 20 ceremony, Likhachev said that the construction of a nuclear power plant will allow Egypt to reach a new level of technology development, industry and education.

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