The government is set to conduct a study to determine and develop the national position for a nuclear power program in the country, including the possible use of the mothballed Bataan Nuclear Power Plant (BNPP).
In Executive Order No. 116, President Duterte formed an inter-agency committee to evaluate and assess the need of viability of introducing nuclear power in the country's power generation mix.
The Nuclear Energy Program Inter-Agency Committee, to be chaired by the Department of Energy, must take into consideration the economic, security, and environmental implications, as well as engagement of the public and the relevant stakeholders, according to the President.
Under this EO, all liabilities for real property tax (RPT), including any special levies accruing to the Special Education Fund, for calendar year (CY) 2019, on property, machinery and equipment actually and directly used by IPPs for the production of electricity under a Build-Operate-Transfer scheme and similar, whether denominated Power Purchase Agreements, Energy Conversion Agreements or other contractual agreements, with GOCCs, assessed by local government units (LGUs) and other entities authorized to impose real property tax for all years up to CY 2019, are reduced to an amount equivalent to the tax due if computed based on an assessment level of 15 percent of the fair market value of the property, machinery, and equipment depreciated at the rate of two percent per annum, and less any amount already paid by IPPs.
Singapore Planned to build a Nuclear Power Plant but got scrapped due to political, Technical and other Problems.