Hassan Younis: Egyptian nuclear program used for peacefull purposes
Egypt, Politics, 2/8/2005
Egypt's Minister of Electricity Hassan Younis affirmed yesterday that Egypt's nuclear program is used for peaceful purposes such as industry, agriculture and medicine.
He said that Egypt's nuclear organization is a research authority, adding that Egypt is committed to the guarantees agreement with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
He said that Egypt's grid is extended in all parts of Sinai and covers all urban and industrial activities.
He said that the Ministry of electricity has plans to develop electricity sector, pointing out that such plans are developed every year in accordance with the changes.
He said establishing any power station in Egypt serves the development process, adding that electricity sector grows by 7.5 per cent every year.
Younis said there is a plan to add 4,500 megawatts in electrical power till 2007 with the most up-to-date technology in the world.
He said that electricity sector developed the generation stations to the highest level in the world, pointing out that the distribution networks were also upgraded.
On the electricity linkage with-the Arab states, Younis said Egypt is linked with Jordan and Syria, and Lebanon would soon join the three countries.
He also said that there is a power linkage with Libya, Morocco and Algeria and Tunisia would soon join them.
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