Jordan is set to sign an agreement with Turkey for cooperation in nuclear power development.

Khaled Toukan, chairman of the Jordan Atomic Energy Commission (JAEC) will sign the deal.

The agreement follows similar partnerships with Spain, Argentina, Canada, China, France, Russia, South Korea and the UK.

Jordan has also signed memorandums of understanding, which are a precursor to a co-operation agreement, with Japan and the US.

Jordan is currently developing a 5MW test nuclear facility with Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute and Daewoo Engineering & Construction, also South Korean.

It is also conducting a tender for a developer to build a utility-scale nuclear power plant. Three teams comprising teams of companies from Russia, Canada, France and Japan are vying from the contract. JAEC is set to select a winning bidder before the end of 2011.