6 Aug 2009 19:11

Putin: Russian-Turkish consortium wins tender to build Turkey

ANKARA. Aug 6 (Interfax) - A Russian-Turkish consortium has won a tender to build the first Turkish nuclear power plant, and it plans to launch the construction soon, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has announced.

"Concerning the peaceful uses of nuclear energy, a Russian-Turkish consortium's victory in a tender to build Turkey's first nuclear power plant is opening up vast opportunities for our two countries. Both parties are apparently interested in the project, and they plan to negotiate the details soon and launch the construction," Putin said at a news conference in Ankara after talks with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan

"Mr. Erdogan today set forth requirements to the implementation of this project. We have taken note of them. During today's consultations we found it possible to agree with many of the positions laid down by the Turkish side. We will work thoroughly on them in compliance with the document signed today," Putin said.