Riyadh – Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources Khalid al-Falih expressed gratitude to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz and to Vice Custodian Mohammed bin Salman for adopting the National Program for Atomic Energy, affirming that it will stimulate the implementation of the Saudi Vision 2030.
Falih stated that the aim is to diversify and reinforce electrical energy sources and to desalinate the seawater.
He also stressed that Saudi Arabia is fully committed to international agreements and directives and to guidelines related to these projects and programs.
Over the past seven years, the King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy has carried out extensive and comprehensive research to ensure plans are a success, he added.
The move will also support the development of national competencies able to explore, extract and treat uranium and to operate, maintain and develop atomic energy facilities, which are vital to this field, said the minister.
Falih concluded that King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy was addressed to commence an immediate implementation of the project, according to the detailed and agreed upon executive plans.