Saturday, November 26, 2022

Look: Marcos’ nuclear energy plans get US support


MANILA, Philippines – President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.’s aspirations to power up the Philippines with nuclear energy gained support from United States Vice President Kamala Harris, who opened up talks regarding the matter during her first visit to Manila.

A readout from Harris’ office said the US has opened up negotiations on a civil nuclear cooperation agreement which will support the Philippines’ initiatives for energy security.

Once in force, the agreement would provide legal basis for the US to send nuclear equipment to the Philippines.

“The United States is committed to working with the Philippines to increase energy security and deploying advanced nuclear reactor technology as quickly as safety and security conditions permit to meet the Philippines’ dire baseload power needs,” said Harris’ office.
 SOURCE: rappler