Date: 6 months ago   Category: Politics

Putin joked that Russia builds the Belarusian nuclear power plant to itself in damage - RIA Novosti, 12.10.2018

MOGILEV, 12 Oct — RIA Novosti. The president Vladimir Putin joked that Russia builds the NPP in Belarus to itself in damage. "In damage we do to ourselves. Instead of to deliver gas, to you we build nuclear power plant" — Putin told with a smile, speaking at the Fifth forum of regions of Russia and Belarus. Meanwhile he noted advantages of a construction of so large project. "But it, certainly, will improve a situation with power supply, with republic economy, will create also additional export opportunities" — the Russian leader said. Putin emphasized that the first power unit of the NPP, according to the schedule, will be started at the end of 2019, and all station will be put into operation in the 2020th. The President of Russia paid attention that in the republic also the construction of the Center of nuclear science and RIA Novosti / Yuli Chicherin PAZ'S technologies.© is provided urged Minsk not to grant the license Belaesbelorusskaya of the NPP is under construction near the city of Ostrovets in the Grodno region. A general contractor of construction is Atomstroyexport (enters into Rosatom state corporation). The NPP will consist of two power units with reactor VVER-1200 installations. For construction of BELAES the concept of AES-2006 — the standard Russian project of nuclear power plant of new generation the "three plus" with the improved technical and economic indicators corresponding to the most modern, so-called post-Fukushima standards of safety, requirements of the nature protection and sanitary and hygienic legislation is chosen. The Russian side allocated the credit covering 90% of cost of the contract for construction of the station of ten billion dollars. The credit line is open till 2035. Repayment of a principal debt will begin after input of the NPP in operation.



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