S Korea to Build Power Plant on Disputed Islets

Seoul, Aug 8 (Prensa Latina) South Korea will build a solar power plant on the Dokdo islets, located in the Sea of Japan and demanded by Tokyo.

According to a report quoted by the Korea Herald, the government is planning to build a 50-kilowatt facility starting next month on one of the main islets, which Japan calls Takeshima.

The newspaper added that the plant, which is currently at the stage of designing, would meet 30 percent of Dokdo’s electricity needs.

The Dokdo islands are 55 miles southeast of the South Korea’s Uleung island, and 100 miles northeast of Japan’s Oki island.

Seoul, which has controlled the two islets since the 1950s, claims that they are part of its territory, as it has been listed in Korean historic literature since the 5th century.

Tokyo claims the islets belong to its territory since the 17th century, according to history books.

[PRENSA LATINA] | Original News @ HERE
Date : 2008/08/08

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