OREANDA-NEWS. October 31, 2008. While choosing a company for building the nuclear power plant, Belarus will be guided exclusively by pragmatic purposes and conditions of safety of the future plant, said President of the Republic of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko at a meeting with the top management of the China Guangdong Nuclear Power Company (CGNPC), reported the Official website http://president.gov.by.

“It is a very important project. Safety of a nuclear power plant for a country situated in the centre of Europe also means the country’s international responsibility to its partners and neighbours,” said Alexander Lukashenko.

Alexander Lukashenko once again emphasized that while choosing the project of the future nuclear power plant, preference would be given to the one which would be safer, cheaper and of better quality. “ We will hold a fair contest.

If your corporation proposes more advantageous conditions and undertakes to build a nuclear power station in Belarus which will be safe according to all world standards, cheap and of high quality, you will be chosen to build it. If another company proposes better variants, naturally that company will be chosen to build it,” said the President addressing the top management of the China Guangdong Nuclear Power Company.

The Belarusian leader highlighted the big experience of the Chinese company in building nuclear power stations. He said, “The fact that you build nuclear power plants in China by yourself, have experience in it and cooperate with the world’s biggest companies, that you are able to design and build a nuclear power plant 100 per cent by yourself – all this is worth a lot”.

Alexander Lukashenko thanked the top management of the Chinese company for coming to Belarus and assured them that he was prepared to discuss all the nuances of the possible construction.