Approval has been given to build China's largest power plant in Yangjiang, Guangdong province, reported Xinhua. The decision, which ends a seven-year feasibility study, was made by an evaluation panel attended by nuclear experts from home and abroad.
Building work will start next year on the Yn8bn plant and production should begin within 15-20 years. The plant will contain six generators with an installed capacity of 6m kilowatts. The site is surrounded by mountains on three sides and faces the South China Sea.
Demand for power in Guangdong grew 18 per cent year-on-year in the first seven months of 2003.