In Minsk Russia and Belarus have signed an inter-governmental agreement on cooperation in the construction of the first nuclear power plant in the country. The construction of the Belarusian nuclear power station which will produce 2.4 gigawatts will be led by the Russian Energy Company Atomstroyexport.
Belarus is counting on a Russian loan of $ 9 billion for the completion of the project.
The Nuclear power plant should be operational in 2018.
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said that to ensure the safety of the Belarusian nuclear power station the company will use the entire arsenal of modern saferty equipment.
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