S. Korea to bid for Turkey's nuclear power plant project: media
South Korea is seeking to strike a nuclear power plant deal with Turkey, following a major nuclear technology export deal the government signed on Sunday with the United Arab Emirates (UAE), local media reported Monday.
"The government plans to push for the deal with Turkey in the first half of next year," an unnamed high-ranking foreign ministry official in Seoul was quoted as saying by Yonhap News Agency.
The Turkish government will propose bids for the four nuclear power plants worth 20 billion U.S. dollars during the first half of next year, according to the report.
Odds are good for Seoul, which has been in contact with the Turkish government on the deal for about a year, an unnamed government source told Yonhap, Xinhua reported.
Seoul on Sunday was awarded with the 40-billion-U.S.-dollar deal in the UAE, which local media said provided a stepping stone to make headway into the Middle Eastern nuclear power plant market.
The government is pursuing a similar deal with Jordan, according to Yonhap.