Time in Yerevan: 11:07:36,   24 April

Development of equivalent capacity is on agenda, not shutdown – PM on nuclear power plant


YEREVAN, MARCH 19, ARMENPRESS. The agenda is not about closing the nuclear power station, but developing equivalent capacity, PM Nikol Pashinyan told a news conference today, addressing the terming about the Armenian NPP in CEPA signed with the EU.

“There are multiple discussions regarding the nuclear power station, for the record the Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement with the EU emphasizes the topic of the nuclear power station’s closure alongside the development of equivalent capacities. Actually it is written not about the closure of the station but the development of equivalent capacity. We will extend the lifecycle of the nuclear power station as much as possible, however it is clear that it cannot work forever. I say again, the topic under discussion in our agenda isn’t the shutdown of the nuclear power station, but the development of equivalent capacity,” Pashinyan said.

Edited and translated by Stepan Kocharyan




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