Iran’s Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant to be Put into Operation by End of 2008
Azerbaijan, Baku, 8 August / Trend / The Bushehr nuclear power plant, which construction Russia commenced in 1995, will be put into operation by the end of the year.
"The Bushehr nuclear power plant will commence its initial operation (filling with nuclear fuel) by the end of the year," Chief of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization Gholam Reza Agazadeh said at a press conference on 8 August, IRNA quoted.
"We hope Russia will fulfil its obligations to put the Bushehr nuclear power plant into operation," said Agazadeh. He said that Iran had provided all preferences for Russia to open the nuclear power plant and Russia had no ground to delay putting it into operation.
Iran and Russia signed a contract in Tehran in 1995 on construction of a nuclear power plant in Bushehr. The cost of the contract totals $1bln. Although 10 years have passed, the nuclear plant has not yet been operated.
Russia's Atomstroieksport is engaged in construction of the Bushehr nuclear power plant.