The contractor of the Türkiye’s first nuclear plant, Akkuyu, planned to be built in southern province of Mersin, has re-submitted the environmental approval-seeking report (ÇED) to the ministry months after being rejected.

The report is foreseen to be approved in May after being consulted to representatives of related institutions and specialists, according to government officials.

The first draft of the report was not approved because additional information needed to be added. With the additions, the 3,000-page report extended to approximately 3,500 pages.

The start of construction for the Mersin Akkuyu plant that is undertaken by Russian company Rosatom is scheduled for mid-2015, and by 2023 all four planned reactors are meant to have started generating power.