Russia, Jordan sign agreement to build NPP

Jordan and Russia signed an intergovernmental agreement on Tuesday to cooperate in building a nuclear power plant (NPP) in Jordan, an Interfax correspondent reported.

Jordan and Russia signed an intergovernmental agreement on Tuesday to cooperate in building a nuclear power plant (NPP) in Jordan, an Interfax correspondent reported.

Documents were signed by the head of Rosatom, Sergei Kiriyenko, and the chairman of the Jordan Atomic Energy Commission, Khaled Toukan.

"I want to stress that Rosatom and Russia's nuclear sector see Jordan inviting us and entrusting us with the construction of the first nuclear plant in Jordan as a big vote of confidence," Kiriyenko said.

He said that Russia will use "all accumulated experience in order to build the most advanced and safest nuclear plant" in Jordan.

Kiriyenko also said that Rosatom is assuming obligations to jointly raise financing for the project and jointly ensure the necessary investment.

Rosatom signed the pre-investment contract for the nuclear power plant in Jordan in September 2014. The contract provides for contract work, including development of a water cooling system, analysis of the energy market, assessment of the site and preparation of an environmental impact study.

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