The head of the atomic energy Agency of Saudi Arabia Hashim bin Abdullah Yamani said that the Kingdom plans to start uranium mining. The move is designed to promote self-sufficiency in the energy sector.
Saudi Arabia intends to develop nuclear energy with the aim of diversifying the industry. Also develop alternative energy sources. This is stated in the initiated by Prince Salman bin Muhammdan plan «Saudi Arabia-2030».
In 2018 should be awarded the contract for construction on the territory of the Kingdom of two nuclear reactors. Among the partners are referred to as the United States, Russia, South Korea, China, France and Japan.
Saudi Arabia is the second Arab state of the Persian Gulf, reported on plans to develop nuclear energy. First this was stated by the United Arab Emirates.