Thailand considers building nuclear plant

01 February 2007

[The National, 1 February] Thailand is considering constructing a nuclear power plant within the next 15 years, according to Energy Minister Piyasvasti Amranand. He said that the country "uses natural gas for 70% of its needs, and if we don't use other types of energy, that will reach 90% in future." He added that Thailand should not be over-dependent on any one particular type of energy. A public hearing on the government's new power-development plan, including alternative energy sources, will be held on 7 February.

Further information

WNA Emerging Nuclear Power Countriesinformation paper