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Electricity Min. Marks 1st Anniversary of Egyptian Nuclear Energy

Mon 22 Nov 2021 | 06:09 PM
Ahmed Emam

Today, Nov.21, the Egyptian Ministry of Electricity marks the first annual anniversary of Egypt's nuclear energy, which is immensely significant in the modern history of Egyptians.

The day also marks the anniversary of the 2015 signing historical contracts for the construction of the El-Dabaa nuclear plant and gives us an opportunity to see how far we've come, and how much we have left to do.

However, during the COVID-19 Pandemic, the day holds a special significance considering the fact how Egypt's government is working round the clock to help the country build on its recent achievements.

As part of official celebrations, Egypt's Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouly will be giving a speech during a ceremony commemorating the 1st anniversary.

In a statement, Madbouly said earlier that November 21 represents “a historic day in the lives of Egyptians.”

In the same context, Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy Mohamed Shaker explained that one of the most important features of the El-Dabaa nuclear plant is the Russian company Rosatom's reliance on the highest safety standards used in this type of reactor.

Shaker also noted that it is considered the highest safety and newest in the world.

The Engineering Authority of the Armed Forces, represented by the consultants specialized in the construction of piers, which supervises the construction and implementation of the pier, has been racing against time to complete the construction and implementation operations.

It's noteworthy to mention that the idea of using nuclear energy for power plants was put forward in 1947 and the first nuclear power plant, in Obninsk, was commissioned in 1954.