Akkuyu is economic guarantee of Russia-Turkey relations: Rosatom
The Akkuyu nuclear power plant project is seen as an economic guarantee for the development of relations between Russia and Turkey, Director General of Russia’ state nuclear corporation Rosatom Alexei Likhachev said on Sunday, TASS reports.
"It is worth noting that the power plant will be owned by Rosatom," he said. "On the one hand, we will ensure reliable and safe operation and, on the other hand, we will supply electricity here efficiently in commercial terms. This project will create new jobs and will be a good economic guarantee for the development of Russian-Turkish relations."
He said the construction of the Akkuyu nuclear plant was a major project in relations between the two countries. "Russia is investing its money here. Russia is attracting Turkish money here. Russia is attracting commercial resources here," he said.
Earlier on Sunday, the Akkuyu construction kickoff ceremony was held in Mersin. The limited license is the first permission, which Rosatom received in October. Under it, the company will build the so-called non-nuclear facilities.