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World Trend of Developing Nuclear Energy for Peaceful Purposes
Pyongyang, October 9 (KCNA) -- Many countries in the world are now channeling great efforts into developing nuclear energy for peaceful purposes.
Russia officially announced its stand not to give up the development and use of nuclear energy and is energetically pushing ahead with them.
It made public a plan to build 18 more nuclear power plants till 2030 with investment of 300 billion dollars and complete 10 nuclear power plants now under construction.
It is fully guaranteeing the safety of the power plants and taking measures to ensure the nuclear safety.
It decided to earmark 30-40% of the fund for the construction and operation of nuclear power plants for taking measures for their safety.
China plans to exert greater efforts for the development of nuclear technology for meeting the increasing demand for electricity with nuclear energy.
It succeeded in generating electricity by fast neutron breeder reactor capable of drastically decreasing radioactive waste being churned out from the process for producing electricity by nuclear energy.
It plans to manufacture and build fourth generation nuclear reactors capable of generating 800MW.
Many countries of Europe are strictly observing the nuclear safety standard while directing great efforts to boosting the power production by nuclear energy.
France where the generation of nuclear energy accounts for almost the bulk of the country's gross electricity production is further intensifying the development and use of nuclear energy.
It is decided at a meeting of the council for nuclear policy to produce and sell not only the existing nuclear reactors but also various new type nuclear reactors including the one capable of generating 1 100MW.
A work has become brisk to use nuclear energy in Ukraine. As a result, equipment for 2 nuclear power plants will go operational between 2016 and 2017
Belarus and Hungary are also directing big efforts to the development of nuclear energy.
The moves have become intensified in developing countries to use nuclear energy.
India is pursuing a strategy for increasing the nuclear energy production.
Vietnam is stepping up the construction of nuclear power plants according to a plan to build 15 000MW nuclear power plants till 2030.
Malaysia singled out the development of nuclear energy as one of the four state energy policies in January. It is steadily pushing forward the plan to build 2 nuclear power plants with a generating capacity of 1 000MW till 2022.
Brazil, which has the sixth largest uranium deposit in the world, plans to become the world second largest uranium producer and make uranium a major export item.
Argentina plans to complete within this year the construction of a nuclear power plant now progressing at a final phase in the wake of construction of 2 nuclear power plants and a uranium enrichment factory.
Namibia is stepping up the preparations to start enrichment by developing high purity uranium source.
Iran put into operation the Bushehr Atomic Power Plant, the first of its kind in the country, capable of generating a million kilowatts on Sept. 12.
Asserting that the development of nuclear energy is a legitimate right of the country, the Iranian government and people have conducted vigorous nuclear activities for peaceful purposes despite the U.S. and other Western countries' sanctions and pressure upon it.
Iran sets a goal to build 5 more nuclear reactors in a few years to come in order to meet 10% of its demand for the nation's electricity with nuclear energy.
Cooperation among countries has become brisk to make a peaceful use of nuclear energy and ensure its safety.
Russia is boosting cooperation and exchange with Turkey, Belarus, Saudi Arabia and other countries in the field of nuclear energy.
Bangladesh adopted a document on cooperation in the use of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes with China, Russia, India, France and other countries.
Jordan worked out a plan to meet 30% of its demand for energy with nuclear energy. To this end it concluded an agreement on peaceful use of nuclear energy with Romania and is boosting cooperation with Turkey in the use of nuclear energy.
All facts clearly prove that the world is advancing in the direction of developing and using nuclear energy for peaceful purposes and this is a matter pertaining to the inviolable legitimate rights of sovereign states.
The work for developing nuclear energy for peaceful purposes will gain in scope and strength worldwide.
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