Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Pakistan to build more nuclear plants to overcome energy needs

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani Monday categorically stated that country's nuclear capability was purely for peaceful purposes and it would build more power plants to meet its growing energy needs.

Addressing participants of the "36th International Nathiagali Summer College on Physics and Contemporary Needs", Gilani said Pakistan in this regard, would continue to comply with the requirements of International Atomic Energy Agency's nuclear safeguard agreements.

"Building and operating nuclear power plants is vital to country's interests because of its severe energy deficiency," Gilani said.

Gilani said Pakistan believed in a meaningful coexistence and reconciliation, and would always strive for development and prosperity in the region.

Prime Minister Gilani lauded the contributions of Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission for basic and applied sciences, adding that the expansion in the country's Civil Nuclear Power Program was commendable.

The Prime Minister recalled inaugurating the second unit at Chashma Nuclear Power Complex - C-II, that enhanced nuclear power generation to 625 Mega Watts.

He said that based upon previous performance, the Atomic Energy Commission was not only poised to achieve the 8,800 mega watts Nuclear Power production by 2030. Full Article >>>

Location: Islamabad

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