The foreign minister said good progress has been made in preparations to expand the Paks nuclear power station, with the main constructor to submit ten new plans and permission requests to the authorities in the upcoming period.
On his way to Moscow to meet Alexey Likhachev, the director general of Russia’s state atomic energy corporation Rosatom, Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, said it is important that progress is made according to preliminary plans so that Hungary can fulfil its obligations to meet European climate targets.
The minister said nuclear energy, “is a clean, cheap and safe way to cover energy demands.” Minister Szijjártó said preparations were progressing well, with 519 licences already acquired by the main contractor, including an environmental permit. “A 300,000-page request for an implementation permit was completed last year, and recently the Hungarian Atomic Energy Authority requested additional information for this documentation,” he said. “This work will certainly be done in the next few months and, concurrently, we will submit ten new plans and requests for permissions, including for the foundation slab and the reactor tank,” he added.
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