"The cost of building nuclear power plants will be $ 3.5 billion." - A. Ozerets.

On Wednesday, an energy forum was held in Minsk, under which the Minister of Energy of the Republic Alexander Ozerets made a statement according to which the construction of a nuclear power plant in Belarus could reach $ 3.5 billion.

“The cost of building a nuclear power plant will amount to $ 3.5 billion. It’s impossible to say that this is an impossible cost and unpromising from all points of view,” said A. Ozeretz. billion. "We see that the cost of energy saving, the development of our funds and the increase in the share of local fuels are incomparable with the cost of building nuclear power plants," the minister said. The official also noted that currently 95-97% of electricity generated in Belarus It is produced using natural gas. “Hence the direct dependence (on gas prices - IF) of tariffs for the real sector of the economy and for the population.But there is a limit to the growth of tariffs that the economy, in principle, will not jump over, ”A. Ozerets is sure. In his opinion, the constant rise in the cost of energy will inevitably affect the increase in production costs and lead to a loss of its competitiveness in foreign markets. Construction of a nuclear power plant will be a profitable solution to the current situation.

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