Viet Nam sets sights on 3 nuclear power plants

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Vietnam News Agency 30 August 2007

Ha Noi - Viet Nam plans to build two - three nuclear power plants with a total capacity of 8,000 MW at a cost of 16 billion USD by 2025.

The statement was made by a representative of the Ministry of Industry and Trade at a press conference in Ha Noi on Aug. 29 on Viet Nam’s first international energy development fair, Viet Nam Energy Expo 2007, slated for Ha Noi from Oct. 30-Nov. 2.

The Prime Minister has approved a plan on nuclear electricity development with a total output capacity of 8,000 MW, the official said, adding that the scale and capacity of Viet Nam's nuclear electricity development plan have doubled in a short period.

Work is currently underway for Viet Nam's first nuclear electricity project and its first group of generators expected to be operational by 2020.