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Russia to Build Nuclear Power Plant in Vietnam

Deal signed, project to be financed by loan from Russia

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MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The first nuclear power plant in Vietnam will have two energy units, each with a capacity of 1.2 GW. Russia and Vietnam signed an agreement on the construction of the nuclear power plant in October 2010. Vietnam is due to receive a state loan of $8 billion from Russia to finance the project.

Rosatom intends actively engaging Vietnamese businesses in the project, localizing 30-40 percent of equipment manufacturing and construction.

Hanoi plans to build and bring on stream 13 nuclear power units by 2030 in a move to generate 15 GW of nuclear power capacity, or about 10 percent of the country's total electricity production.


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