UAE nuclear plan awaits final go-ahead


“Nothing can happen without the law,” said David Scott, executive director of economic affairs at the Executive Affairs Authority, a government agency mandated to provide strategic policy advice on the programme.

No deadline has been set for the law but officials had expected the legislation to be approved in July.

“The UAE will not import nuclear material or begin actual construction of related facilities until that element is firmly in place,” he said.

The Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation and the Emirates Nuclear Energy Co, two entities set up to oversee the project require the final signature of President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nahyan before significant work can begin on the ground.

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