The government will resume approvals for nuclear power projects this year, Economic Information Daily reported Monday, citing the National Energy Administration. It will invest 60 billion yuan (US$9.93 billion) to build at least four million kilowatts of capacity in order to meet a 50 million kilowatt target by 2017, the report said. The new stations will be located in coastal areas, with plans to build similar facilities inland in the near future. China has 17 nuclear generators with installed capacity of 14.74 million kilowatts. Twenty-nine others are under construction and will add 31.66 million kilowatts when completed in 2015, the report said.
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