Thursday, 31 May 2007

Russia is going to build nuclear research centre in Myanmar

A next round of talks on the construction of a nuclear research centre in Myanmar with Russia’s assistance will be held in this in Asian country in the second half of this year, the press service of Atomstroieksport company told ITAR-TASS on Wednesday.

"By that time a procedure is to be determined for the preparation of a contract for the construction of the centre, the cost of which is estimated at 200-400 million euros,” it said.
An intergovernmental agreement on cooperation between the Russian Federal Agency for Nuclear Energy (Rosatom) and the Ministry of Science and Technology of Myanmar was signed in Moscow two weeks ago.
Atomstroieksport’s first vice president Alexander Glukhov said that the "agreement envisaged cooperation in design and the construction in Myanmar of a nuclear research centre by specialists of our company”.

The centre is to have a 10-megawatt research light water reactor in which 20 percent enriched uranium 235 will be used as fuel.
The center “will carry out a complex of work in the filed of nuclear physics and biotechnology and to produce a wide spectrum of pharmaceuticals for medicine”.
The center will be complete with an installation for recycling and burial of radioactive waste.
"Such centres are usually built during five years.”

Rosatom’s experts earlier said that the centre in Myanmar would be under the control and guarantee of the International Atomic Energy Agency.
About 350 specialists from Myanmar will be trained in Russia in nuclear technology.
"Russian specialists have a large experience in building such centres in 12 countries,” Atomstroi’s experts said.

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