Vietnam has selected sites for nuclear power plants
for a new nuclear power facility, Asia News Network reported.
Vietnam has planned to have its first nuclear power facility operational by 2020, Do Huu Hao, Vietnam's deputy minister of industry and trade, has announced.
The sites were selected following a pre-feasibility study in the southern central province of Ninh Thuan's Phuoc Dinh and Vinh Hai districts.
Do Huu Hao has also said that, as part of its nuclear power strategy, 15–20% of the trading power in Vietnam is expected to be nuclear by 2050.
According to the deputy executive director of International Co-operation Department, Didier Kechemain, Vietnam's policy of achieving independence and self-control in generating and providing power in Vietnam in the future is a huge motivation for constructing its nuclear power system.
The two sites of Phuoc Dinh and Vinh Hai in Ninh Thuan Province have been proven appropriate to construct a nuclear power facility, after the completion of location pre-feasibility research.