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Tuesday, 6 July 2021

Egypt applies for construction permits for Dabaa nuclear plant

Egypt applies for construction permits for Dabaa nuclear plant: Egypt's Nuclear Power Plants Authority has submitted licensing documentation for the first two units of Dabaa nuclear power plant to regulators in what should be the final bureaucratic hurdle to clear before construction is allowed to get going on the project, Rosatom said in a statement. A “full-scale construction” will commence on the USD 30 bn plant once the permit has been granted.

Other things we’re keeping an eye on this morning:

  • Endorse rolls out new supply chain finance platform: Endorse launched a new platform developed by Prime Fintech to provide supply chain finance to businesses in a bid to digitize operations (pdf).
  • Speed Medical scores EGP 1 bn contract to provide PCR testing to expat workers: Speed Medical has signed a EGP 965 mn contract (pdf) with an unnamed party to provide PCR tests to nearly 1 mn Egyptian workers leaving for Libya.
  • JICA to fund historical renovation: Egypt will receive a USD 3 mn grant from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to complete the renovation of the second Khufu solar ship.
  • Ahram, Akhbar PM go digital: Evening editions of local newspapers Al Ahram, Al Akhbar, and Al Messa are going to be published online for the first time.

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