Pakistan envisions 40,000MW of nuclear power generation capacity: PAEC

Published September 17, 2015
The PAEC plans to set up more nuclear medical centres in the future. ─ AFP/File
The PAEC plans to set up more nuclear medical centres in the future. ─ AFP/File

VIENNA: Pakistan envisages nuclear power generation capacity of 40,000 Mega Watts (MW) under its Nuclear Energy Vision 2050 Chairman Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission Muhammad Naeem said, Radio Pakistan reported.

Addressing the 59th International Atomic Energy Agency General Conference in Vienna, Naeem said that the PAEC has chalked out a plan to generate 8,000MW of electricity through nuclear means in order to help the country overcome its energy crisis.

Read: 8,900MW nuclear power generation planned

He said the PAEC was also providing peaceful applications of nuclear technology to the masses in the form of 18 oncology hospitals where approximately 80 per cent of the country's cancer patients were treated annually.

He said the PAEC also plans to expand its services by setting up more nuclear medical centres in the future.

Also read: Karachi's citizens fear 'nuclear nightmare'

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