Belarus to 'build nuclear plant'

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko says his country needs to build a nuclear power station. The creation of a domestic nuclear energy source was essential to guarantee "national security", Interfax news quoted Mr Lukashenko as saying.

Work on the reactor would start in 2008, he said. It is expected to be ready in four to eight years.

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