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MOSCOW, December 15. /TASS/. Russia’s President Vladimir Putin states that the construction of the nuclear power plant in Belarus is conducted strictly in compliance with the schedule.
"A very important investment project for us is the construction of the Belarusian NPP in the Grodno region, it is being conducted strictly in compliance with the schedule," Putin told reporters after having talks with his Belarusian counterpart Alexander Lukashenko.
Putin said that the launch of the first unit of the plant is scheduled for 2018, of the second one — in 2020.
The President said that Russia and Belarus "have agreed to pay a greater attention to high-tech cooperation, in particular in the field of machine tool building, to promote joint development in aerospace industry in the field of satellite navigation and geological exploration."
According to the Russian leader "there are good prospects for the development of direct contacts between small and medium businesses as part of inter-regional cooperation".