Saturday, December 15, 2007

Thailand approves nuclear power plan

Infrastructure plan for nuclear-powered plant approved

BANGKOK, Dec 8 (TNA) - A plan for infrastructure to built a nuclear-powered electricity generation plant in Thailand has been approved, a senior Energy Ministry official said.

Viraphol Jirapraditkul, Director-General of the Energy Policy and Planning Office, said an agency committee gave a green light for the scheme during a meeting Friday.

The Nuclear Power Infrastructure Preparation Committee approved an agenda of items clearing the way for Thailand's nuclear development.

Programmes to be implemented between 2008-2010 include legal and international obligation, the infrastructural framework, personnel and technology development, and environmental safeguards and controls, Mr. Viraphol said.

The Nuclear Power Infrastructure Preparation Committee also approved setting up a nuclear-powered electricity development office which will be responsible for the construction of a plant in the next 13 years, he added. (TNA)-E111

Business News : Last Update : 15:17:24 8 December 2550 (GMT+7:00)

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