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PAEC to set up four nuclear power plants.

KARACHI, 28 April , 2009 (Frontier Star) -- The Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) has announced to set up four new nuclear power plants in Karachi. Addressing a ceremony here on Tuesday Chairman PAEC Ansar Pervez said that the plants would generate 8800 MW of electricity. He said that the government wanted to set up nuclear plants at various areas of the country to generate nuclear electricity, adding, four new nuclear power plants would be set up in Karachi. Ansar Pervez said that 585 acres of land had been acquired for the purpose and also 310 million rupees have been paid to the Sindh government. Besides this, he added, Decimation Plant would be set up with the cooperation of International Atomic Energy Association (IAEA), which has the capability to purify 0.4 million gallon of water daily and would start work in next four months. The director said that nuclear power plants, generating 8800MW electricity would be set up by 2030.

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