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ENRRA took part of the IAEA Integrated Nuclear Infrastructure Review (INIR) mission conducted in Egypt


November, 2019

12:00 am – 12:00 am

NPPA, Nasr City, Cairo, EGYPT

Nuclear Power Plans Authority


ENRRA took part of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Integrated Nuclear Infrastructure Review (INIR) phase 2 mission conducted by IAEA upon the invitation of the Government of Egypt (GoE). This mission lasted for 11 days and concluded on 6th of November 2019.

The INIR advisory service is based on the IAEA’s Milestones Approach providing detailed guidance for three phases of nuclear power infrastructure development: consider, prepare and construct. The mission aims at assisting both embarking countries and those that are expanding their nuclear power program in ensuring that the infrastructure required for the safe, secure and sustainable use of nuclear power is developed in a responsible and orderly manner.

Using the Phase 2 criteria of the Milestones Approach, the INIR team; incorporating experts from Algeria, Brazil, Spain and the United Kingdom as well as IAEA staff reviewed the status of the 19 nuclear power infrastructure issues using the IAEA Nuclear Energy Series “Evaluation of the Status of National Nuclear Infrastructure Development”. The INIR team made 4 recommendations and 3 suggestions. The INIR team also identified 5 good practices that may benefit other countries considering the introduction of nuclear power; including in the areas of regulatory framework.

The INIR team said Egypt has established a comprehensive national legislation and pointed to the need to continue to develop the legal and regulatory framework and its readiness for the construction phase and sustainability.

Prof. Usama Seddik “ENRRA Vice Chairman” and ENRRA Official Representative for the INIR mission stated that: “All the recommendations and suggestions emanating from the INIR mission assured ENRRA needs; which we already identified before the mission. Our actions to consider and implement these recommendations started before the mission and still in progress. We are in a promising position to accomplish these recommendations and suggestions through ENRRA’s Technical Supporting Organizations (TSOs), European Commission (EC) cooperation and an effective and efficient Integrated Work Plan (IWP) under the supporting umbrella of the IAEA provided technical services.”

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