Russia might build nuclear power plant in Syria

12 May 2010

Russian energy minister Sergei Shmatko has said his country may help build a nuclear power plant in Syria, Reuters has reported. Syria has suffered huge electricity shortages for years, with power generation falling one-third short of demand and the population expanding at 2.5% a year. Asked whether Russia would build an atomic power plant in Syria, Shmatko told Reuters: 'We are studying this question'.

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