Russia and Uzbekistan launch work on nuclear power plant

Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) and his Uzbek counterpart Shavkat Mirziyoyev attend a signing ceremony after the talks in Tashkent, Uzbekistan October 19, 2018. Alexei Nikolsky/Sputnik/Kremlin via REUTERS

TASHKENT (Reuters) – Russia and Uzbekistan began preliminary work on Friday on the first Uzbek nuclear power plant, a project Moscow estimates will cost $11 billion. The plant, to be largely financed by a soft loan from Russia, will allow Uzbekistan to use more of its natural gas for other purposes such as chemicals production […]

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