Egypt tops Arab countries for developing nuclear programme: Researcher

  • Date: 11-Jul-2020
  • Source: Ahram
  • Sector:Technology
  • Country:Egypt
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Egypt tops Arab countries for developing nuclear programme: Researcher

Egypt is top of the Arab countries that are working on developing its nuclear programme, whether through supporting its nuclear research centre, in the nuclear medicine field or through establishing El Dabaa nuclear power plant to generate clean, affordable, sustainable electricity, former director of nuclear energy at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Alan E. Waltar, told Ahram Online.

According to research carried out by Waltar, Egypt has always been keen to improve its agriculture and increase the self-sufficiency levels of its strategic agricultural crops.

During the period from January to April of this year, total Egyptian agricultural exports increased to more than 2.4 million tonnes.

Speaking to Ahram Online, Waltar said that the world is now moving towards an enhanced adaptation of nuclear technologies for the massive positive implications they can bring, not only for countries and their economies, but also for individuals. With this augmented interest, much research has been conducted to study the techniques that will help in empowering and developing various sectors.

Similarly, according to Waltar, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) alongside the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have been working together to enhance these techniques for over 50 years.