NEW NUCLEAR ENERGY BLOCKS WILL BE BUILT IN ARMENIA

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03:29 pm | July 29, 2010 | Official

The European Commission will provide funding for the second part
of the 2009 nuclear security plan of actions costing a total of
11,000,000 euros.

New nuclear energy blocks will be built in Armenia

The RA Government has given consent to the proposal to sign an
agreement on cooperation for constuction of new nuclear energy blocks
in Armenia between the governments of the Republic of Armenia and
the Russian Federation.

The government had previously given consent to furnishing the new
nuclear energy block with Russia's water energetic reactor station,
as well as to create an Armenian-Russian "Metsamorenergaatom" CJSC
open to other investors.

As reported by the Government's press service, during the session
the government gave consent to the proposal to sign an agreement to
provide funding for the second part of the 2009 plan of actions for
nuclear security between the RA Government and the Commission of
European Communities.

The European Commission will provide funding for the second part
of the 2009 nuclear security plan of actions costing a total of
11,000,000 euros. It is expected that the security of Metsamor's
atomic station's security will be sufficient until its closing after
the program implementation. In addition, a strategy for nuclear waste
management will be developed, as is foreseen in the 2009-2011 list
of events that ensures the Armenia-EU Plan of Actions of the European
Neighborhood Policy by the 2009 May 6 presidential decree.




From: A. Papazian