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Aqazadeh: 1st nuclear power plant to become operational in 2006

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Bushehr, Feb 27, IRNA -- Vice President and Head of Iran`s Atomic 
Energy Organization (IAEO) Gholam Reza Aqazadeh here Sunday said that 
the first nuclear power plant will be connected to the national grid 
in 2006. 
Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a meeting, during 
which the agreement on return of the spent nuclear fuel to Russia by 
Iran was inked, Aqazadeh said that the relevant nuclear trend is on 
progress and hoped that atomic energy will be available in 2006. 
"Our Russian partner is determined to fully install the equipment 
of the first phase of the power plant in 10 months. Meanwhile, we 
are looking forward to implementation of the primary phase within 
the scheduled time with great hope," he added. 
Given that the time of dispatch of the first fuel consignment is 
confidential, for the time being it cannot be declared officially. 
Rumyantsev and Aqazadeh arrived in the southern city of Bushehr 
on Sunday morning, where they signed an agreement on return of 
Iran`s spent nuclear fuel to Russia. 

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