Hanoi:J apan to provide nuke plants for Vietnam
Laaska News August 11,2011
Japan and Vietnam have agreed that Japan will continue with a plan to support Vietnam by building 2 nuclear reactors in the country.
State Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Chiaki Takahashi, met Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai in the capital Hanoi on Thursday.
The governments of the two countries reached an agreement last October under which Japan would build 2 reactors in 2021. Vietnam plans to build a total of 14 nuclear reactors by 2030 to meet the country’s growing demand for electricity.
Takahashi said Japan will learn from the Fukushima Daiichi accident and provide assistance with higher safety standards than ever before.
Hai said he trusts Japan’s technology and wants Japan to keep providing help.
Since the Fukushima Daiichi accident, Prime Minister Naoto Kan has called for Japan to reduce its dependence on nuclear power generation.
But Japan’s government has decided to honor contracts that have already been concluded, or are under negotiation, for exporting nuclear plants.