Japan and France appear close to helping construct Jordan’s first nuclear power plant.

“We hope to sign an agreement with Japan in less than two months,” Hassan told The Jordan Times late Wednesday, highlighting the broad international support enjoyed by the Kingdom’s peaceful nuclear energy programme.

The deal paves the way for Japanese companies to sell nuclear technology to the Kingdom and encourages closer exchange of expertise in the field.

Japan currently generates one-third of its electricity from nuclear power, with 55 reactors producing over 49,000 megawatts (MW) of electricity. (Link)

According to the article, the eventual goal is four reactors, supplying enough power to make Jordan yet another regional energy exporter.

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