"This moment -- the pouring of first concrete -- marks the starting point of the nuclear power plants' units construction period that is defined in the contractual obligations," said Andrey Lebedev, ASE Engineering Company JSC Vice-President for nuclear projects in South Asia.
The Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited has partnered with the Russian company to build the nuclear plant.
"This event marks the commencement of full-scale construction, thermal and electrical work at the KKNP site and the installation of Russian equipment there," Mr Lebedev said.
On June 1 in Saint Petersburg, Russia's ASE Group of Companies and the Nuclear Power Corporation of India signed an agreement for the construction of Kudankulam nuclear power plant Units 5 and 6.
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