Wednesday, 4 June 2008

Vietnam continues to advance toward nuclear power

Forbes is reporting the passage of new legislation allowing the development of a nuclear power industry in Vietnam to help the country keep pace with a booming economy that is resulting in 15% annual demand increases for electricity.

The first 1000 MWe plant is to come into service in 2020 with about 10 more in operation by 2025. The report lists several countries including Japan, France, South Korea Russia and most recently China that have expressed an interest in assisting Vietnam in this endeavour.

Watch this space.

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