Minister: Construction of NPP in Turkey requires amendments to legislation
Azerbaijan, Baku, October 31/Trend, R. Hafizoglu/
The construction of an NPP in Turkey makes it necessary to amend the country's legislation on compensation for accidents, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Taner Yildiz said, Anadolu agency reported on Thursday.
According to him, the ministry will appeal to the country's parliament on the issue of reviewing amendments to the legislation.
Earlier, it was reported that the prime ministers of Turkey and Japan signed an agreement on starting negotiations on the implementation of the project for construction of the Nuclear Power Plant in Sinop city.
The agreement was signed on the results of the negotiations held between Shinzo Abe and Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
According to Erdogan, the first agreement on construction of NPP in Turkey's history was signed with Russia.
"Now we take this step together with Japan," he said.
The construction of the second NPP in Sinop province will cost between $20-$22 billion. The nuclear power plant in Sinop will be constructed by the Japanese company Mitsubishi in a consortium with the French GDF Suez, however, the operator of the project will be the Japanese company.