The planned tender for the supplier of the new unit at the Dukovany nuclear power plant will most likely be without a Chinese bidder, the Czech government and the leaders of the opposition parties agreed on January 27. According to Minister of Industry and Trade Karel Havlicek, for all political parties China is an unimaginable main supplier. “Basically, we all believe that China is an unimaginable potential supplier to us in the tender. At the same time, the political parties are divided in the attitude of a certain part of politicians who would like to exclude Russia [from a tender, too], while another part wants to keep it there,” minister said. Some opposition parties see Russia as a security and geopolitical threat, said chairman of Mayors and Independents Vit Rakusan. The state has been also considering financing the construction of a new nuclear power plant in Dukovany on its own, in case involvement of the state-owned energy company CEZ would be too expensive.
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