Iranian Engineers Ready to Work on N. Plant

A05083056.jpgTEHRAN (FNA)- Iran said its engineers trained in Russia are ready to begin work at the country’s first nuclear power plant.

Deputy director of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (IAEO) Ahmad Fayyazbakhsh said about 700 Iranian trained engineers who spent the past four years in Russia are ready to “operate” the plant in the southern port of Bushehr.

Fayyazbakhsh said on Tuesday the plant would begin working later in the current Iranian calendar year, which ends in March 2009.

Iran is still finishing building the 1,000-megawatt nuclear plant and Russia is helping with the construction.

Tehran also plans to build a 360-megawatt nuclear power plant in Darkhovin, in the southwestern Khuzestan province.

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