Saudi Arabia Cabinet Approves Nuclear Power Program National Policy

Posted on:14 Mar 2018 14:43:03
Saudi Arabia Cabinet Approves Nuclear Power Program National Policy
14 March 2018 Current Affairs: Saudi Arabia's Cabinet approved the national policy of its atomic energy programme, as the kingdom prepares to award contracts for its first nuclear power plants.

The policy insists on limiting nuclear activities to peaceful purposes and calls for enhanced safety measures as well as the use of best practices for radioactive waste management.

Saudi Arabia, the world's top oil exporter, is seeking nuclear power to diversify its energy supply mix in order to free up oil to boost exports.

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