Vietnam will build nuclear power plants in five provinces to meet 10 percent of the country's total electricity demand in 2030, news website Vnexpress said Tuesday citing a government project.
According to the plan approved by the Prime Minister to develop nuclear power until 2030, the power plants will generate 15,000-16,000 megawatts and will be built in eight places in Ninh Thuan, Binh Dinh, Phu Yen, Ha Tinh and Quang Ngai Provinces along the central coast.
In the long term, Vietnam will be responsible for designing, constructing, running and maintaining the power plants, the plan said.
Locations, contractors and managers for the first plant in Ninh Thuan will be chosen up until 2015, with plans for the plant to start operating in 2020.
Until 2025, the plants' capacity is expected to reach 8,000 megawatts in total.