Commissioning of the first unit of the BelAES is planned for early 2021.
Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said that with the launch of the nuclear power plant Belarus becomes a nuclear power. His remarks were made on Saturday during a visit to BelAES to participate in the ceremony of connecting the first unit of the plant.
“It is as if everything is as if the underground was built. Historical moment – the country becomes a nuclear power”, – Ber BelTA quoted the head of the Belarusian state.
The construction of the nuclear power plant is being carried out near the town of Astravets in the Grodno region under the Russian project at the expense of the state credit of the Russian Federation in the amount of up to $10 billion. The authorities said that the commissioning of the first power unit of the BelAES is planned for early 2021. According to the plans of the Belarusian authorities, the second unit is to be commissioned in 2022.190 people were detained in London during protests