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Salehi: JCPOA bears fruit, Iran takes over administration of Bushehr plant

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Bushehr, Sept 10, IRNA -- Thank God the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action bears fruit and Iran takes over administration of the first unit of Bushehr power plant.

Head of Atomic Energy Organization Ali Akbar Salehi said that administration of the first unit of Bushehr Power Plant was fully ceded to Iranian experts.

He made the remarks in a ceremony to begin construction of the second and the third units of the power plant.

Salehi thanked the Supreme Leader for His Eminency's guidelines for diplomatic settlement of the 12-year dispute with Washington over the nuclear program and the hard works of Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in the diplomatic campaign to neutralize the US conspiracy over the nuclear dispute.

Salehi thanked the Management and Planning Organization (MPO) as well as Central Bank officials for contribution to build two new power plants.

Salehi said that three contracts, protocol and MoU was signed between Iran and Russia in year 2014 to build two new power plants in Bushehr.

He said joint fuel and sustainable isotopes production in Iran is among other joint programs of Iran and Russia and that construction of new power plants with the highest security level would serve to produce safe energy and protect natural resources and the environment.

He said that construction of the two new power plants would help save oil resources of the country equal to 22 million barrels of crude oil and prevention of 14 million tons pollution in environment.

In addition, he said that necessary planning for construction of water desalination installation with capacity of 200,000 cubic meters a day has been done in cooperation with Energy Ministry.

Salehi said that construction of the two new units will take 10 years.

He also praised former heads of AEOI for their contribution to the projects.

Vice-president Salehi said that Iran is the first country in west Asia that has undertaken to build a nuclear power plant independent of the other states.

Construction operation for second and third units of Bushehr nuclear power plant kicked off on Saturday in presence of First Vice-President Es'haq Jahangiri.


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