Iran plans to build 9 nuclear power plants by 2025

TEHRAN – Iran will build 9 nuclear power plants by 2025 which marks the end of the 20-year vision plan, the spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) announced on Saturday.

“At the end of the country’s 20-year vision plan, 10 percent of the country’s electricity should be produced through atomic energy and 9 nuclear power plants is required for this purpose,” Behrouz Kamalvandi, stated.

He said the technology is “effective” in helping the country make progress.

Kamalvandi added that the nuclear energy is an efficient source which does not harm the environment.

The AEOI spokesman also said a “long term view” on nuclear energy is needed, adding long time is required to achieve the necessary progress in the nuclear industry.

He also said that Iran’s power plants are among the “safest” in the world.

By Tehran Times