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CAIRO, August 21 (Itar-Tass) - Jordan announced a decision on Tuesday to build the country's first nuclear research reactor. Majad Hawwari, Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission of Jordan, said a 5-megawatt reactor would be brought into being near the city of Irbid.
The project will be implemented with the participation of the Korean atomic energy research institute and the Daewoo Engineering and Construction Company. The building operations are to be completed by 2016.
In future, Hawwari said, Jordan expects to build several nuclear power plants.