Hamdan bin Zayed visits site of UAE nuclear power plant
H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler’s Representative in the Western Region, has verified that major infrastructure projects which are currently ongoing in the Western Region, Al Gharbiya, are in line with the social, economical and developmental needs of the community.
Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed highlighted the importance of moving towards achieving the objectives of the Al Gharbia 2030 plan, which aims to achieve sustainable development, under the guidance of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and His Highness General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the U.A.E. Armed Forces, on the need to raise the profile of services and the infrastructure in Al Gharbiya that will ensure the prosperity and stability of its residents.
Sheikh Hamdan’s remarks were made during a visit to Al Barakkah last week, where the first peaceful nuclear power plant in the U.A.E. is being constructed and developed by the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation, which he stated is on schedule.
Sheikh Hamdan also said, “The use of peaceful nuclear energy has an important role for the future of our country. These power stations will provide us with electrical energy that we need to meet our requirements. The programme will provide many interesting opportunities for national cadres, thus enhancing their skills and knowledge to contribute to the economic prosperity of the U.A.E..” He went on to say, “The U.A.E. attaches major importance to the principle of operational transparency in dealing with its nuclear programmes,” adding that this principle is one of the key elements of the U.A.E.’s policy towards the development of its nuclear power programmes.
The first leg of the UAE nuclear power plant programme is 57 percent complete and additional plans include the establishment of four peaceful nuclear plants in UAE by 2020, which have been approved by regulators.