Iran starts construction of new nuclear power plant

(VOVWORLD) -Iran has begun construction of a new nuclear power plant in the southwestern province of Khuzestan near the border with Iraq, Iran's state television reported on Saturday. 

The new plant called Karoon has a capacity of 300 megawatts. It will be built in 8 years and cost about 2 billion USD.

In April 2022, Director of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization (IAEO) Mohammed Eslami first announced a plan to build this plant.

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