Saudi Crown Prince Launches Project for the Kingdom's First Nuclear Plant

Mohammed bin Salman establishes seven strategic projects in the fields of energy, water desalination, genetic medicine and the aircraft industry

The Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman during a meeting at the United Nations in New York, 2018.
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Saudi’s crown prince on Monday launched a project to build the first nuclear research reactor in the kingdom, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman launched seven strategic projects in the fields of renewable energy, atomic energy, water desalination, genetic medicine and the aircraft industry during his visit to King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) on Monday.

The two most significant projects launched include a nuclear research reactor and a center for the development of aircraft structures.