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The President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky will visit the Chernobyl nuclear power plant (CNPP) on Wednesday, July 10. This was reported by “Ukrainian truth” at the State Agency for exclusion zone management.
The head of state will take part in ceremony of commissioning of a new protective sarcophagus over the destroyed reactor number 4. It will also be attended by representatives of the European Bank for reconstruction and development, who oversaw construction funding, officials from the Ministry of environment and other officials.
At the same time to close a 10-kilometer exclusion zone to tourists is not planned, the Ministry said. “Will the standard security measures taken during the visits of officials”, — said the representative of the state Agency.
Information about the visit of the President of Ukraine on the territory of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant was confirmed in the office of state security. The Ministry clarified that all tourist facilities and excursion routes will work in due order.
It is noted that the original exclusion zone were going to block for the arrival Zelensky and other officials. a message was sent to the head of the Association of tour operators of the Chernobyl Yaroslav Emelianenko. According to him, after this he turned to responsible tourism the deputies with a request to persuade the presidential administration not to do so. “Tomorrow in the exclusion zone is expected to more than 300 foreign-tourists. This is the average number of daily visitors of Chernobyl”, — said Emelianenko.
The new sarcophagus over the destroyed part of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant began to build in 2007. Commissioning was planned for 2012-2013, but the work was delayed due to financial problems. The construction of the defenses a cost of $ 2.2 billion, it invested about 50 countries, including Ukraine.
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