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Vietnam puts off nuclear power plant construction until 2020

Vietnam may delay construction of a nuclear power plant in order to address concerns over safety and reliability.

According to Reuters, the country said it would put off building the Russian nuclear reactor at the Ninh Thuan 1 nuclear power plant until 2020. Originally, the reactor was scheduled to break ground in 2014 and start operation in 2023.

A Vietnamese government official was quoted as saying in the article that it told its state-run oil and gas group Petrovietnam that the company must ensure enough gas supply to build a 5,000 MW power plant.

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