Vietnam moving ahead with nuclear power plans

Russia will provide technical assistance for Vietnam’s first nuclear power plant:

Electricity of Vietnam and Rosatom Group, will sign a cooperation agreement on construction of Ninh Thuan Nuclear Power Plant 1 during the Russian President’s visit to Vietnam in October.

Japan has expressed interest in building nuclear facilities in Vietnam as well:

In early March 2010, Japanese PM Yukio Hatoyama wrote to his Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Tan Dung. According to Japanese Ambassador to Vietnam Mitsuo Sakaba, the letter showed Japan’s strong interest in the construction of nuclear power plants in Vietnam.

In early June 2010, Japanese Minister of Industry, Trade and Economics Masayuki Naoshima told his Vietnamese counterpart Vu Huy Hoang on the sideline of Asia-Pacific Trade Ministerial Meeting in Japan that Japan wished to build nuclear power plants in Vietnam.

Vietnam intends to build a number of nuclear power plants to eliminate power shortages. Very little concern about proliferation issues has been voiced by international nuclear agencies.


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