Thirty-kilometer exclusion zone around the Chernobyl nuclear power plant can get a new life. As the Minister of Environment Ostap Semerak stated, the Ministry considers the land lease option for construction of solar power plants.
"The desire to build facilities in the exclusion zone, which would generate electricity from renewable sources, was already announced by a number of foreign companies. And this is important for us because the creation of new industries in the area will provide an opportunity to create new jobs and to recruit professionals with experience of work in the Chernobyl,” it was stated in the press service of the Ministry of Environment.
At the same time Semerak noted that the Ministry has announced a tender for the permit to lease the land for mounting power plants in the exclusion zone.
Earlier the head of the Ministry of Environment said that the Cabinet has reduced the cost of the lease of state property in the Chernobyl zone. Now, 0.15% rate will be applied in the calculation of the rent.