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| China to build two nuclear reactors in Pakistan: report|
| Updated at: 1121 PST, Thursday, April 29, 2010|
BEIJING: China has agreed to build two new civilian nuclear reactors in Pakistan, a report said Thursday, amid persistent concerns about the safety of nuclear materials in the restive south Asian state.
Chinese companies will build at least two new 650-megawatt reactors at Chashma in Punjab province, a British daily said.
China began building a reactor at Chashma in 1991 and broke ground on a second one in 2005, which is expected to be completed next year, it said.
A statement posted on the website of the China National Nuclear Corporation on March 1 said financing for two new reactors at Chashma was agreed by the two sides in February.