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Vietnam's nuclear plant to be delayed

Construction of Vietnam's first nuclear power plant may not begin this year, as earlier scheduled, Minister of Science and Technology Nguyen Quan recently told the media.

The delay, which could last two to three years, is due to the development of additional safety measures for the nuclear power plant, which is to be built in central Ninh Thuan Province, he said.

According to the minister, by the end of this year Vietnam would evaluate a feasibility study, select technology and a location for the plant, as well as invite bidding next year for the design and construction of the plant.

Officials anticipate that the first nuclear power reactor in Vietnam would become operational by 2025.


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