Electricity of Vietnam Group (EVN) and Japan Atomic Power Company (JAPC) inked a contract in Hanoi on Sept. 28 to provide consultancy for the Ninh Thuan 2 nuclear power plant in Ninh Hai district of the central Ninh Thuan province.

Under the contract, JAPC will provide consultancy on Ninh Thuan 2 plant project for investor EVN within 18 months at the cost of almost 2 billion JPY funded by the Japanese government and disbursed by the Japanese Ministry of Economics, Trade and Industry.

Speaking at the ceremony, EVN General Director, Pham Le Thanh said that as an important strategic partner, Japan has so far financed 420 billion JPY for EVN’s power projects, adding that over the past more than 15 years, Japan has actively supported Vietnam in supplying information, training and public relations in the field of nuclear power.

Japanese Ambassador to Vietnam , Tanizaki Yasuaki expressed his desire to help Vietnam apply the most modern and safest technologies to develop its nuclear power plants.

As Vietnam’s first nuclear power project under the National Electricity Development Plan for the 2011-2020 period and vision towards 2030, the Ninh Thuan 2 power plant will have a designed capacity of nearly 2,000 MW annually./.