President Yoon pledges to rebuild the nuclear power industry: The DONG-A ILBO
President Yoon Suk-yeol on Wednesday criticized the former administration Moon Jae-in’s nuclear exit strategy, saying, “South Korea’s nuclear power industry would have been unmatched by competitors if the former administration had firmly established a nuclear energy ecosystem over the past five years instead. to be stupidly ignorant.
During his visit to Doosan Enerbility, a nuclear power plant infrastructure manufacturing company located in Changwon, South Gyeongsang Province, President Yoon promised to rebuild the country’s nuclear power industry, which is currently on the brink of annihilation due to the incompetent policies of the former government in recent years. The outgoing President’s visit to an area of the nuclear industry is unprecedented. President Yoon visited a nuclear power plant in Changwon in April when he was president-elect.
President Yoon visited the nuclear power plant facilities at the premises of Doosan Enerbility, where the No. 3 and 4 Shin-Hanul nuclear reactors and casting materials, the construction of which is currently halted, and the head of the nuclear reactor No. ° 6 Shin-Gori are located. “If the officials who pursued the nuclear phase-out had witnessed a giant facility larger than the size of Yeouido and had understood the industry ecosystem and the field, would they still have decided to phase out the nuclear center ? I highly doubt it,” President Yoon said. “I will do my best to campaign for South Korea’s nuclear power capabilities when meeting with foreign heads of state.”
Regarding the reconstruction of nuclear reactors No. 3 and 4 at Shin-Hanul, which he promised during the presidential campaign, President Yoon said he would ensure that legal procedures and standards are respected. , while minimizing the time consumed for the reconstruction project to be executed efficiently.
“The current situation cannot be solved by simply serving more water and nutrients. Our nuclear energy industry is on the brink of annihilation, and its survival is barely guaranteed even if we provide overwhelming support” “Korea’s nuclear power industry is like a war zone, where it was ruined after a nuclear power phase-out bomb exploded,” Yoon said.
On Wednesday, the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy and the Ministry of SMEs and Startups announced measures to support entities and subsidiaries in the nuclear energy industry, which include contracts for emergency worth 92.5 billion won this year, winning new contracts worth more than $1 trillion won by 2025, and providing financial support of 380 billion won and making technology investments of 670 billion won.