Russia and Uzbekistan are discussing proposals on creation of the Central Asian energy ring, which would link the energy systems of the regional states, Uzbek media quoted President Vladimir Putin as saying during his speech after the Uzbek-Russian talks.
According to Putin, today the presidents will also launch the project to build a nuclear power plant in Uzbekistan.
“In fact, this is not just about building a large industrial facility - this is about creating a new industry in Uzbekistan. Two nuclear power units with a total capacity of 2.4 megawatts will provide low-cost and clean electricity that is planned to be delivered to consumers both in Uzbekistan and in other countries of Central Asia, contributing to the energy stability not only of Uzbekistan, but also of the entire region," Putin said.
According to him, the most advanced technologies, cost-effective and reliable engineering solutions will be applied during the construction of the nuclear power plant. "The highest safety standards and the most stringent environmental requirements will be observed," he said.
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