Five Countries Bid For Nuclear Power Plant Tender In Turkey, Gvt Spokesman

ANKARA - The spokesman of the Turkish government announced on Monday that five countries had bidden for a nuclear power plant tender in Turkey.

Spokesman Cemil Cicek enumerated the five countries as Canada, Japan, France, Belgium and Russia.

"Bids will be opened on September 24th, 2008," Cicek told reporters after the cabinet meeting in the Turkish capital of Ankara.

Cicek also said the government hoped that Turkey would make a giant progress in this area.

The companies submitted their bids for construction of Turkey`s first nuclear power plant on April 7th, 2008. The facility will be built in the southern Turkish province of Mersin.

The tender for construction of a 4,000-megawatts of nuclear power plant is scheduled for October 24th, 2008.

The Turkish Energy Trade & Commitment Corp. will buy the electricity generated at the nuclear power plant for 15 years.

(BRC)

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