Vietnam to award Japan contract for nuclear plant project

Vietnam has decided to award contracts to build two of four nuclear power plants to Japan in order to deal with the country`s power shortage problem by the early 2020s, sources said.

Last Updated: Oct 30, 2010, 15:56 PM IST

Hanoi: Vietnam has decided to award
contracts to build two of four nuclear power plants to Japan
in order to deal with the country`s power shortage problem by
the early 2020s, sources said.

Premier Nguyen Tan Dung is expected to convey the
Vietnamese Communist Party leadership`s decision on Sunday
when he meets with Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan for
bilateral talks on the sidelines of regional summits
in Hanoi, they said yesterday.

Japan had been competing with France and South Korea for
the two orders in the second phase.

A Russian state-run company has already been chosen to
build the first two plants in the first phase of Vietnam`s
nuclear program.

Vietnam`s parliament approved building the
country`s first nuclear power stations in Ninh Thuan Province
of southeastern Vietnam in November last year.

PTI