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26 May 2017

Mikhadyuk: Belarus ready to answer all questions about BelNPP construction

Mikhadyuk: Belarus ready to answer all questions about BelNPP construction

OSTROVETS, 26 May (BelTA) – Belarus is ready to answer all the questions related to the construction of the Belarusian nuclear power plant (BelNPP), Belarus Deputy Energy Minister Mikhail Mikhadyuk told foreign diplomats during a visit to the BelNPP construction site on 26 May, BelTA has learned.

“It is the second meeting of the kind here and I would like such meetings to become regular. We want this not only for the familiarization with the implementation of our nuclear power project. We are also ready to answer any question about the Belarusian power industry. We are also ready to welcome representatives of your countries, international organizations. We are ready to show them everything here,” the deputy minister stressed.

According to Mikhail Mikhadyuk, over the past two years the BelNPP information center has been visited by more than 70 foreign delegations and also representatives of international organizations.

Over 25 diplomats accredited in Belarus are on a visit around the BelNPP construction site on 26 May. Among them are heads of diplomatic missions and charge d’affairs, including the ambassadors of Russia, the UAE, Palestine, the UK, Turkey, Germany, Ukraine, Serbia, Romania, and Turkmenistan. Ostrovets is also visited by diplomats of Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Poland, Japan, Hungary, the United States, the Netherlands.

The Belarusian nuclear power plant is a project to build a new-generation nuclear power plant with two VVER-1200 type reactors (1,200MW each) 18km away from Ostrovets, Grodno Oblast. The first power-generating unit is scheduled for commissioning in 2019, with the second one to go online in 2020.

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