Vietnam’s first nuclear power plant to open by 2028

Hanoi, March 18 (IANS) Vietnam’s first nuclear power plant will be put into operation by 2028.

According to a plan approved by Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, nuclear power plants will be developed in Vietnam to ensure stable future power supply when domestic primary energy sources are depleted.

The capacity of nuclear power in Vietnam is set to reach 4,600 megawatt (MW) by 2030 while some 32.5 billion kWh of nuclear power will be produced, accounting for 5.7 percent of the country’s total electricity production, reported Xinhua news agency.

In the meantime, the country will speed up development of electricity from renewable energy such as wind power, solar power and biomass power among others.

Proportion of these kinds of electricity will be gradually increased in Vietnam’s total electricity structure.

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