Director General of Rosatom Alexey Likhachev will visit Uzbekistan to discuss the project for the construction of nuclear power plants in the republic.
Conditions for the construction of nuclear power plants are still being discussed by Uzbekistan and Russia, and the final agreement has not yet been concluded, RIA Novosti writes.
It should be recalled that in early September 2018, Uzbekistan and Russia signed an agreement on cooperation in the construction of nuclear power plants. The State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom plans to build a complex of two VVER-1200 power units of the “3+” generation with a capacity of 1,200 MW each. The site near Tuzkan Lake in the Jizzakh region was chosen as an optimal location for the NPP construction.
Earlier, Director General of Rosatom Alexey Likhachev told reporters that the corporation plans to sign the main contract for the construction of a nuclear power plant by the end of 2019 and to begin work on the site in early 2020.
Deputy Foreign Minister Ilhom Nematov noted that the project is at the stage of paperwork.
“I heard that Mr. Likhachev will soon visit Uzbekistan, and that Uzatom and Rosatom will discuss how to develop the project. I don’t know the exact dates, but this question will be worked out soon. Maybe during the visit of Rosatom head,” Nematov added.
According to him, choosing the most appropriate site for the construction of nuclear power plants took a long time, since it had to be discussed with neighboring countries as well. At the same time, Nematov noted the importance of the project for the economy and the people of Uzbekistan.