IAEA, USAID to Assist With Feasibility Studies of Constructing New Nuclear Power Plant in Armenia

YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)–At a press conference on December 22, Armenian Minister of Energy Armen Movsisian said an agreement had been reached to provide help in increasing the safety of the power plant before its closure. According to Movsisian, a cooperation proposal was received from the IAEA and USAID for conducting feasibility studies on a construction of a new nuclear power plant in Armenia. These studies will finish in two years, after which it will be decided that which organizations will participate in the new power plant’s construction. Movsisian also considered the meeting of the energy ministers of Armenia, Georgia and Iran as another important achievement this year. In his words, the meeting will promote the energy system’s integration in the region. He said that Russia will take part in the next meeting.

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