The Jordan Atomic Energy Commission’s (JAEC) Chairman, Khaled Toukan, declared that the country’s first nuclear power plant, worth $10b, will be operational by 2025, once  the remaining $7b in financing is secured. Jordan is partnering with Russia to finance 30% of the project that will have two nuclear reactors, each with a capacity of 1,000 MW, Reuters reported.

Toukan, said: “Jordan is currently in talks with German, Czech, Chinese and Japanese companies among others to supply turbines and electrical systems for the power plant and things are going well,” according Jordan Times.

Toukan’s comments came during a press conference to announce the results of a report on the programme by the International Advisory Group (IAG) that was formed in November 2015 to provide consultations on the strategy to deal with nuclear waste, and the best options and mechanisms to finance the plant.