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Russia starts building second reactor at Egyptian NPP

The construction of the first reactor began on 20 July

MOSCOW, November 20. /TASS/. Russia’s Rosatom started building a second reactor at the El Dabaa nuclear power plant in Egypt on Saturday.

Construction of the first reactor had started on July 20.

Egypt, with a population of more than 100 million people, needs nuclear power due to a lack of natural gas and oil.

Rosatom is constructing the plant under a $30 billion agreement signed in 2015, which stipulates the plant will have four reactors. Russia will provide a $25 billion loan for Egypt to fund the project. Egypt is expected to repay the loan after the plant starts to operate.