Interfax, Russia
April 10 2009


Armenia plans to build NPP, railroad to Iran - president

YEREVAN April 10


Armenia has not shelved its plans to build a nuclear power plant in
the country, Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan said.

"We will continue our effort to build the NPP," Sargsyan told a news
conference on Friday.

Armenia also plans to build a railroad to Iran, the president said.

"If not this year then the next year we will begin building the
railroad. A pipeline through which petrol and diesel fuel will be
delivered from Iran to Armenia is planned to be laid this year. A
joint Armenian-Iranian hydropower plant which will have no competitors
in the region in terms of its capacity is expected to be built,"
Sargsyan said.