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News number: 9106061298

15:04 | 2012-09-01

Nuclear

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Iran to Build More N. Power Plants Relying on Local Experts

TEHRAN (FNA)- A member of the Iranian parliament's Energy Commission announced that the country plans to indigenize construction of new nuclear power plants inside the country by the end of the Fifth Five-Year Development Plan (2010-2015).



Speaking to FNA on Saturday, Jalil Jafari said that Iranian experts have already worked on designing and manufacturing the needed parts in for generating power through nuclear and new energies.

He said Iran needs to build new power plants, and added, "We can generate power from new sources of energy by relying on our local sources and experts, and forecasts say building nuclear plants by Iranian experts will be possible by the end of the fifth development plan."

Earlier this month, Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Fereidoon Abbasi Davani said Iran is to build a second nuclear power plant by early 2014.

Abbasi said the new nuclear power plant will be built between March 2013 to March 2014.

Iranian officials say the Persian Gulf country needs enough atomic reactors to generate a total of 20,000 megawatts of electricity by 2020.

Deputy Head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization Mohammad Ahmadian announced in mid September that Iran has identified 34 potential sites for building additional nuclear power plants.