HANGZHOU, April 28
(Xinhua) -- China's first self-designed and self-made nuclear power station
began another round of expansion on Friday.
A ceremony was held Friday
in Haiyan County of east China's Zhejiang Province to mark Qinshan Nuclear Power
Station second phase's passing of state technical assessment and the
commencement of the expansion project.
Top Chinese leaders,
including Wu Bangguo, Chairman of the National People's Congress Standing
Committee, Premier Wen Jiabao and Vice-President Zeng Qinghong, sent respective
letters of congratulation on the occasion.
The key to China's nuclear
power development lies in raising its innovation capabilities and the training
of high-tech management personnel, Wu said in a letter of congratulation.
Wen Jiabao called on the
station staffs to sum up experience and redouble their efforts to make new
contribution to China's nuclear power development.
congratulated the staffs on sticking to innovation in construction.
ceremony, Vice-Premier Zeng Peiyan said China will continue to develop its
second-generation of nuclear power stations and promote construction of
new-generation ones. The country will gradually increase the proportion of
nuclear power in its electricity supply.
China plans to increase
its nuclear power generating capacity to 40 million kw by 2020, aiming to
account for 4 percent of the country's total installed capacity at that time.
Currently less than 2 percent of its electric power come from nuclear
"Safety and quality should
be placed above all in nuclear power station construction and operation," Zeng
said, urging on the sector to build the most strict nuclear power safety system
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