By Edd Reyes | Journal Online
SENATOR Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr. yesterday says the government should start thinking of building a nuclear power plant in order to prevent an impending power crisis in the future.
During his visit in Valenzuela City for a multi-sectoral dialogue on infrastructure development and local government issues with Rep. Magtanggol Gunigundo and other local leaders, Marcos said the unabated energy problem is imminent and building of new nuclear power plant is one of the reasonable solution.
Marcos said the building of Bataan Nuclear Power Plant was stopped due to political issue and should not be feared for a nuclear meltdown.
“Ginawa lang political issue ang BNP, kung tutuusin, kung itinuloy ang pagtatayo nito, hindi makakaranas ng kakapusan ng supply ng enerhiya ang buong Luzon,” Marcos said.
He added that in various countries, nuclear facilities helps a lot in improving economy since it was the source of much cheaper source of energy.
“Sa bansang Korea, lima na ang nuclear power plant nila at nagpa-plano pa silang magtayo ng isa pa at hindi pinangangambahan ang masamang epekto nito,” Marcos said.
Marcos said foreign investors avoid investing in our country since ours is one of the highest electricity rates in Asia. “Sa halip na dito mag-invest ang mga dayuhang negosyante, sa mga bansang mura ang bayad at walang problema sa eherhiya sila naglalagak ng puhunan,” Marcos added.
Marcos believed that the economic development in our country would depend on whether it can deliver sufficient and affordable energy to its citizens and the only solution is to produce electricity at a lower cost by building a nuclear power plant.