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Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman launches nuclear project in Saudi Arabia

Bin Salman launches Saudi Arabia’s first nuclear plant project, Aljazeera, 6 Nov 18 
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman launches project to build the first nuclear research reactor in the kingdom. 
 Saudi Arabia‘s crown prince has launched a project to build the first nuclear research reactor in the kingdom, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, also known as MBS, launched seven strategic projects in renewable energy, atomic energy, water desalination, genetic medicine and the aircraft industry during his visit to King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology on Monday.

The two most significant projects include a nuclear research reactor and a centre for the development of aircraft structures.

In March, MBS announced his country’s readiness to develop nuclear weapons in the event that Iran heads in that direction………

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Last year, the International Atomic Energy Agency said the Saudi government had invited proposals for the construction of two nuclear power reactors to boost the country’s energy mix.

The kingdom is considering building 17.6 gigawatts (GW) of nuclear capacity by 2032, the equivalent of about 17 reactors, making it one of the biggest projects globally…….https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/11/bin-salman-launches-saudi-arabia-nuclear-plant-project-181105192827938.html

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November 8, 2018 - Posted by | politics, Saudi Arabia

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