Russia and Belarus will sign an agreement on the construction of Belarus' nuclear power plant on March 15, First Deputy Prime Minister Vladimir Semashko said in Minsk Wednesday.
The parties have agreed that Russia will allocate a $9 billion loan to Belarus for this project, Semashko said. He added that the construction of the plant also necessitates the creation of the relevant infrastructure. In particular a dedicated town for 30,000-35,000 residents will be built, he said.
The countries will also sign an agreement on the parallel functioning of their energy supply systems. This implies the creation of a party-based joint venture, which will distribute electricity, Semashko said.