The first tranche of the allocated sum will be transferred for the project within two weeks, Salehi said, as quoted by the IRNA news agency. He added that the completion of the project would take a decade.
Salehi said that AEOI has been engaged in two other projects, namely the nuclear emergency unit and a hospital for heart diseases.
Bushehr is Iran’s first nuclear power plant. The construction started in 1975, but was suspended amid the 1978-1979 Iran's Islamic revolution and the Western sanctions against Tehran, as Germany, responsible for the Bushehr construction, joined the United States in restrictive measures against Tehran.
In September, a ceremony devoted to the start of the construction of a reactor facility destined was held in the Bushehr province. The Russian Experimental Design Bureau (OKB) Gidropress, a subsidiary of the state atomic energy corporation Rosatom, is be responsible for the development of a reactor for the NPP.