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Rosatom may build nuclear power plants for Vietnam in closed cities


Representatives of Rosatom met with Head of the Closed Cities (CATF) Viktor Grishin in the Republic of Vietnam on Wednesday to discuss the construction of nuclear power plants in CATF for Vietnamese use.


“Vietnam [is a] country that is steadily on the path of progress, but is sorely lacking energy production capacities,” Grishin said, according to Oblgazeta. “To eliminate the lack of energy is possibly only through the construction of modern power plants. The Russian delegation has tried to convince its Vietnamese comrades that the peaceful atom is the safest form of energy and to not build nuclear power plants today means falling behind in global technical progress.”


CATF leaders have already developed proposals to attract business investors in Russia. One proposal calls for the construction of an industrial park in Vietnamese Novoural’sk to be occupied by pharmaceutical and automotive manufacturers. Other proposals call for CATF to produce substation transformers, switchgear, gas valves and oil well resuscitation equipment which will be shipped across the globe,Oblgazeta reports.


“Interaction of Russian and Vietnamese sides were productive, even more so in the light of the adoption of CATF’s integrated urban development programs,” Grishin said, according to Oblgazeta. “In terms of diversification, we need to explore the world market of civil products as soon as possible and resolve issues related to marketing and finding possible sources of investment.”