Wednesday, February 16, 2011

SYRIA PLANS TO BUILD FIRST NUCLEAR POWER PLANT BY 2020

The Damascus administration says that it will reach the level by 2020 where it can produce its own fuel.

A document sent to the International Atomic Energy Agency by the Syrian Atomic Energy Agency says that Syria's electricity requirement will increase by 33 percent in the next four years. 

According to this document, Syria is planning to raise the number of its hydroelectric power plants to fill the energy gap bound to rise in the forthcoming period and build its first nuclear power plant in the next nine years. 

The Damascus administration says that it will reach the level by 2020 where it can produce its own fuel. 

Syria is under the scrutiny of the International Atomic Energy Agency. However, Damascus’s plan to produce its own energy is expected to make for unease in the US. 

Israel bombed in 2007 Syria's Dair Alzur facilities on suspicions it housed a nuclear reactor. 

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