07.12.2015_No241 / News in Brief

Construction Of First Vietnam Reactor ‘To Begin In 2020’

Plans & Construction

7 Dec (NucNet): Vietnam will begin the construction on its first nuclear power station in the southeastern province of Ninh Thuan in 2020, six years later than scheduled, the government-run Vietnam News reported, quoting Hoang Anh Tuan, director-general of the Vietnam Atomic Energy Agency. According to the report, Mr Tuan said the delay was the result of government reviews of the project that were carried out because of the March 2011 Fukushima-Daiichi accident in Japan. Vietnam had originally planned to begin construction of Ninh Thuan-1 in 2014, with commercial operation scheduled for 2020. The government is planning to build four units at two stations. Agreements have been signed with Russia to build the first two units and with Japan to build the second two at a different site in Ninh Thuan.

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