October 19, 2018 / 11:22 AM / 25 days ago

Russia and Uzbekistan start work on nuclear power plant

TASHKENT, Oct 19 (Reuters) - Russia and Uzbekistan started preliminary work on Friday on the Central Asian nation’s first nuclear power plant project which Moscow estimates will cost $11 billion.

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev symbolically marked the commencement of the project at a meeting in Uzbekistan on Friday. (Reporting by Olzhas Auyezov and Polina Nikolskaya Writing by Tom Balmforth Editing by Matthew Mpoke Bigg)

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