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Minister: First Iranian indigenous nuclear power plant to be built soon

Tehran, March 13, IRNA-The construction of the first Iranian indigenous nuclear power plant will start in six months, Energy minister said in Tehran on Monday.

Parviz Fattah told reporters the country electricity consumption will be twice in the next 10 years and our fuel resources would not be enough in that time, so it is necessary to turn toward nuclear power to generate electricity.

The minister added, "We are not talking about a political issue, but it is a technical one and that is why we declared the ministry is ready to build indigenous power plants on the basis of domestic capacities."

Fattah said, "According to our feasibility study it is possible to do so and even we have recieved the necessary permission and we will start building such power plants soon."

He added the operation will start in 3 to 6 months and the director of the project would be former energy minister Habibollah Bitaraf and a contract has been signed with the country's Nuclear Energy Organization to provide fuel for the power plant

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