Belarusian NPP to launch next month

The Russian Rosatom plans the physical launch of the Belarusian nuclear power plant in early August, said the head of the corporation, Alexei Likhachev.

“Among the main news on foreign construction sites, I’d like to note Belarus, where we’re actively working on obtaining permission for the physical launch. We expect it to be held in early August,” said Likhachev.

The day before, Prime Ministers of Belarus and Russia signed three documents in the energy sector in Moscow. Two documents concern changes in the intergovernmental agreement on the construction of the BelNPP.

Raman Halouchanka stressed that all signed documents are in the interests of Belarus.

“Moreover, they are very beneficial for our country in the construction of the nuclear power plant, as well as in energy supplies. I can say that Belarus has saved hundreds of millions of dollars on the construction of the nuclear power plant alone,” said the Belarusian Prime Minister.

The essence of the contract on oil supplies is still unknown.

Neighboring Lithuania actively opposes the launch of BelNPP, as the station is very close to its capital — Vilnius.