According to the Wall Street Journal ” Vietnam plans to have 13 nuclear reactors online by 2030, with a combined capacity of 15 gigawatts, the government said Wednesday. “
” Nuclear power will account for 10% of the country’s total generation capacity, the government said on its website, citing a nuclear-power development plan recently approved by Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung. “
Similarly, Bulgaria and Kuwait are interested in either expanding or starting nuclear programs. This shows that more than ever, nuclear is seen as a trustworthy low carbon solution.
Back to the Vietnam nuclar plans, the Wall Street Journal notes further :
The government said that between 30% and 40% of the construction work will be undertaken by domestic companies. It added that nuclear power output will reach 8,000 megawatts by 2025.
State media reported last month that the government has chosen Russian technology for the construction of its first nuclear power plant, in Ninh Thuan province.
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