Russia has been chosen as a partner in the construction of Vietnam's first nuclear power plant to be built in the country's Southern province of Ninh Thuan. Plans are for construction of the 1900MW plant to begin in 2014, with operation to commence in 2020.

Vietnamese media director of the Institute of Atomic Energy, Vyong Huu Tan said that the decision on cooperation with Russia was made after thorough discussions with all project stakeholders.

Key factors in the choice of Russian technology are Rosatom’s range of integrated services, which range from construction to waste management, its competitive pricing, and construction experience.

The National Assembly of Vietnam approved a plan build the country's first nuclear power plant in November 2009.

Source: Nuclear Engineering International