Jordan awards nuclear reactor contract

31 March 2010

Jordan has awarded a South Korean consortium a contract to build the country's first nuclear research reactor, Petra news agency has reported. Under the $130m agreement, the consortium, led by state-run Korean Atomic Energy Research Institute and Daewoo Engineering and Construction Co, will construct a 5-megawatt reactor, a radioactive isotope manufacturing facility, and a nuclear training centre near the northern city of Irbid.

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