(Reuters) - Tokyo Electric Power Co <9501.T> will ask lenders to maintain their 2 trillion yen ($26.03 billion) in financing for 10 years as it restructures and pays compensation related to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant meltdown, the Nikkei said.
Tepco and a government-backed agency, which is set up to support the company's compensation payments, included the request in restructuring plans on Thursday, the business daily said.
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Approval for the first installment, which is due out in early November, by Economy, Trade and Industry Minister Yukio Edano and others will clear the way for the public-private entity to provide help, the daily reported.
Tepco had received about 2 trillion yen in financing before the March 11 disaster and the lenders are expected to maintain similar levels for a decade, the paper said.
(Reporting by Sumit Jha in Bangalore)