Iran to Tender Construction of 19 Nuclear Power Plants

December 23, 2007

Iran will soon announce international tender for construction of 19 new 1,000-megawatt nuclear power plants, Rapporteur of Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Commission, Kazem Jalali, said on Sunday.

Speaking to reporters, the MP said that the measure would be taken in line with a Majlis approval for generating 20,000 megawatt of electricity to meet domestic demands.

Jalali expressed hope that Iran would soon find access to nuclear electricity by putting into operation the new nuclear power plants.