Kazakhstan to allocate $1.25 million for NPP feasibility study
ASTANA, May 14. KAZINFORM - Kazakhstan plans to allocate $1.25 million to finance a feasibility study for the construction of a nuclear power plant to replace the republic's old Soviet-designed nuclear facility, the energy minister said Monday. Baktykozha Izmukhambetov said the government intends to build a nuclear power plant with a capacity of 60 megawatts in Aktau, in western Kazakhstan, on the site of a fast neutron reactor decommissioned under control of the UN nuclear watchdog several years ago. "We plan to set aside 152 million tenges ($1.25 million) for a nuclear power plant feasibility study during the 2007 budget review," the minister said, KAZINFORM quotes Ria Novosti.