Uzbek PM, Russian counterpart sign agreement to build nuclear plant in Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan's Prime Minister Abdulla Aripov and his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev signed an intergovernmental agreement on cooperation in the construction of a nuclear power plant in Uzbekistan.

The agreement, signed following a meeting of the Intergovernmental Commission on Economic Cooperation between Russia and Uzbekistan, provides for cooperation in the design, construction and operation of a nuclear power plant in the Central Asian country.

The nuclear plant will consist of two power units based on a water-cooled power reactor under a Russian project with the installed capacity of each power unit up to 1.2 GW on the territory of Uzbekistan.

Source: International Islamic News Agency