- 2. Feb. 2011
Sri Lanka to explore nuclear power options; calls for EOIsby Staff Writer
18-11-2023 | 3:19 PM
COLOMBO (News 1st) -Sri Lanka will call for expressions of interest (EOI) in setting up nuclear power plants.
Minister of Power and Energy Kanchana Wijesekara posted on X that "the government intends to include the safe use of nuclear energy as a part of the long-term generation plans".
He said, "the government "will call for EOIs for establishing nuclear power plants & modern technology".
The primary source of energy in Sri Lanka is imported oil, coal, and hydropower. The government aims to produce 70% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2030.
In June 2023, Russian nuclear giant Rosatom offered to build a nuclear power plant that may run two reactors and generate 300 megawatts of energy.
Reports suggest that India is the only South Asian country to have a nuclear power plant, built with Russian collaboration, while Bangladesh and Pakistan are in the process of setting them up.
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