The Egyptian Parliament’s Energy and Environment Committee will discuss a new law that aims to regulate nuclear plants construction in Egypt, reported Amwal Al Ghad.

The new nuclear law consists of 19 articles. It was revised by the State Council’s department of legislation then it was sent by the cabinet to parliament on the 22nd of April 2017.

The Energy and Environment Committee’s Chairperson, Talaat El Sewedi, stated to the media that the committee will start its discussing over the draft law, which is the first of its kind in Egypt, on the 25th of April.

El Sewedi further told reporters that the draft law aims at creating “the executive authority on the supervision of the construction of nuclear power station projects.”

El Sewedi explained that “this authority will be in charge of supervising the construction of nuclear power projects in Egypt,” indicating that “the draft law gives the authority all powers necessary to do its job in a flexible and economic way.”

El Sewedi set an example saying that “all equipment and tools to be imported by this authority will be exempted from custom duties.”