ILNA: Bushehr nuclear power plant will play an important role in the country’s electricity generation, Iran’s Energy Minister Hamid Chitchian said.
“The power plant annually saves some $2 billion worth of fossil fuels,” Chitchian added.
He made the remarks at the sidelines of Bushehr nuclear power plant takeover ceremony.
“By boosting Bushehr nuclear power plant, more drinking water can be produced which is gift for a dry country like Iran,” Chitchian said.
He went on to note that in 2.5 years the country would save enough money by operating Bushehr nuclear plant to cover the plant’s construction costs.
Iran took over the temporary control of its Bushehr nuclear power plant from Russia on Monday, IRNA reported.
Under a protocol, the number of Russian contractors is decreased after the takeover, but they will continue offering services during the two-year guarantee period.
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