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Cape Town – The construction of 9 600 MW of nuclear plants in South Africa will ensure the future safety of nuclear skills, which requires a continuous expansion of the sector around the world, the head of France's bid said.

Envoy of the French President for the nuclear partnership, Dr Pascal Colombani, told Fin24 on the fifth anniversary of Fukushima last Friday that nuclear skills require partnerships with countries like South Africa.

“We are looking at developing that partnership, of which we benefit also, because … if you don’t build nuclear plants all over the world, then those skills … have the risk of becoming obsolete,” he said. “(By) building nuclear plants in a close partnership with South Africa, that will not happen.

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