Iohannis: Implementing small modular reactors, in partnership with the USA, will increase energy

Iohannis: Implementing small modular reactors, in partnership with the USA, will increase energy


President Klaus Iohannis welcomes the announcement of the US President, Joe Biden, regarding the project of small modular reactors in Romania. Cereport reports citing Agerpres

"I welcome the announcement made today by the President of the United States of America, Joe Biden, at the G7 Summit, regarding the support of the United States and Japan, of partners South Korea and the United Arab Emirates of up to 275 million dollars for the project of small modular reactors ( SMR) from Romania, as well as letters of interest from US EXIM and US International Development Finance Corporation for additional support of up to 4 billion dollars for the implementation of the project. These initiatives represent essential support for Romania's objective to be in the first line of the development of the revolutionary nuclear energy infrastructure. The implementation of the SMR project in partnership with the USA will allow the production of clean energy and increase energy security," the head of state wrote on Facebook on Saturday.

The leaders of the G7 states confirmed, in Hiroshima, their commitment to identify new opportunities to expand the Partnership for Infrastructure and Global Investments (PGII), the initiative of the US President, Joe Biden, and the G7, in the field of infrastructure and which provides for the financing of the construction of the first plants with small modular reactors in Romania, according to a White House document.AGERPRES(RO - author: Florentina Peia, editor: Georgiana Tanasescu; EN - editor: Catalin Cristian Trandafir)


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