The first of four reactors being built at the United Arab Emirates' Barakah nuclear power plant is 61 per cent complete and on track to start up in 2017, Emirates Nuclear Energy Corp (ENEC) said on Monday.
The $20 billion Bara
Egypt will launch an international tender in January to build its first nuclear power station, an Electricity Ministry spokesman said on Thursday before talks with Russian officials on cooperation between the two countries.
Bahrain is finalising plans to set up a specialist centre to monitor radiation levels, said a top official, adding that it will focus on controlling and monitoring radiation's impact on people and the environment.
Iran began fuelling its first nuclear power plant on Saturday after decades of delay and amid international fears it is seeking an atomic bomb and not just electricity.
State television showed live pictures of Iran's nuclear chief Ali
Russia said it will begin loading nuclear fuel into the reactor of Iran's first atomic power station on August 21, an irreversible step marking the start-up of the Bushehr plant after nearly 40 years of delays.
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The UAE has delayed awarding a $41 billion (BD15.5 billion) contract to build nuclear power plants saying that the decision between the three rival bidders was too close to call.
“What happened ultimately was some of the bids were so close