Egypt and Russia are planned to sign this month the main contracts for setting up Egypt’s first nuclear plant in Dabaa, Russian Ambassador in Cairo, Serge Kirpichenko announced.

Several Russian teams visited Egypt recently and chose the location of the plant, which according to Kirpichenko will be most probably set up on the Mediterranean, reported the state information service.

As part of signed agreements, the  Russian experts will start examining the soil on which the plant will be situated to guarantee the safety of the project.

In November 2015, Egypt and Russia signed an agreement to build a nuclear power plant in Egypt, with Russia extending a loan to Egypt to cover the cost of construction. The plant, expected to be finalized in 2022, will consist of four third-generation reactors for power generation.