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Executive construction operation of 2 nuclear plants to start in Bushehr tomorrow

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Bushehr, Oct 30, IRNA -- The executive construction operation of two nuclear plants will kick off on Tuesday in Bushehr, south of Iran, Head of Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi.

'The event will be held with the attendance of the Director General of Russian Nuclear power company 'Rosatom' Alexey Likhachev,' Salehi told reporters at Bushehr airport on Monday.

'The trip aims to review the procedures of the operation as well as financing issues,' he added.

Implementation of Iran nuclear deal also known as Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) has paved the way for building the two mentioned units in Bushehr Power Plant, Salehi said.

The two units are supposed to be constructed within the framework of safeguard agreements with International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) as well, he said.

The agreement was signed three years ago in Moscow, he added.

Salehi had previously mentioned that the second and third units of Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant have1,057 MW capacities each.

The operation is reported to be worth about $10 billion.

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