Szijjarto: Paks upgrade receives another key permit

The upgrade of Hungary's Paks nuclear plant has reached another milestone: it has received the soil stabilisation permit from the Hungarian Atomic Energy Authority, Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said on Saturday.

One of the most serious crises in the world is the energy crisis, Szijjarto said in a video on Facebook, adding that, in the coming years, it will be an advantage if a country is able to produce a substantial part of the energy it uses.

“We, Hungarians, are building the Paks nuclear power plant so that from 2030 we can free ourselves from all uncertainties of the international energy market, and we can maintain our utility price cut scheme in the long run,” Szijjarto said.

The diaphragm wall construction permit (which has already been obtained) and the soil stabilisation permit are the most important prerequisites for the implementation permit of the project, Szijjarto said. After the latter has been obtained, “real construction work” can start, he said.

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