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Paks Upgrade on Schedule Despite Pandemic, says minister

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.11.17.

The project to expand Hungary’s sole nuclear power plant in Paks remains on schedule and has not been effected by the coronavirus pandemic, the minister without portfolio responsible for overseeing the project said on Tuesday.

The Paks investment has seen significant progress over the course of the past year, János Süli told parliament’s economic committee.

Hungary has entrusted Russia’s Rosatom with installing state-of-the-art blocks at the power plant and considers the facility’s security its top priority, Süli said.

The National Atomic Energy Authority (OAH) is expected to issue the implementation permit for the project in the autumn of 2021 and the permit for the earth works is expected to be issued in the spring, he said.

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