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|Tuesday, October 23, 2001, updated at 08:14(GMT+8)|
Canadian PM Visits Qinshan Nuclear Power PlantCanadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien Jean Monday visited the third-phase project of the Qinshan Nuclear Power Plant, in Haiyan, in east China's Zhejiang Province, after attending the Ninth Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders Meeting in Shanghai.
Chretien was warmly welcomed by thousands of Qinshan workers. He said that the third-phase project is a project jointly developed by China and Canada. As the first large-size cooperative project between the two countries, it has made great achievements and will further the cooperation between the two sides.
Lu Wenge, deputy governor of Zhejiang, expressed his confidence that the project would soon be completed with joint efforts by the two countries' experts and thousands of workers.
Chretien and Lu later attended the unveiling ceremony of the monument marking the project, and visited the project's No 1. reactor, as well as the Canadian experts and their relatives who live on the site.
The project was launched in June 1998.
Nuclear Power Plant in East China Runs SafelyChina's first self-designed, constructed, and managed nuclear power plant, Qinshan Nuclear Power Plant, is in sound condition after 10 years of safe operation, plant management said.
Over the past 10 years, the plant in Haiyan County, Zhejiang Province in east China has produced 16.5 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity.
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