Rosatom expands cooperation with Myanmar in nuclear infra
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Rosatom expands cooperation with Myanmar in nuclear infra

On the sidelines of Russian Energy Week, the State Atomic Energy Corporation "Rosatom"and the Ministry of Science and Technology of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar signed the Memorandum of Understanding in the field of nuclear infrastructure assessment and enhancement.

The document was signed by Alexey Likhachev, Director General of Rosatom, and Dr. Myo Thein Kyaw, Union Minister for Science and Technology of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar.

The parties plan to determine the current needs for the development of the nuclear infrastructure of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar and draw up a work plan for priority areas important for implementation of the small nuclear power plant construction project in the country. The document determines that the development of nuclear infrastructure will be carried out in accordance with the IAEA approaches and recommendations as well as Rosatom?s best practices.

The memorandum also provides for building up further Russian-Myanmar cooperation in the field of training and human resources development, enhancement of safety culture in the organizations, participating in the nuclear energy development program of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar.

In February 2023, the Russian Federation and the Republic of the Union of Myanmar signed an Intergovernmental Agreement on cooperation in the field of the use of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes. The signing of the Intergovernmental Agreement is an essential milestone in developing cooperation between Russia and Myanmar on nuclear energy. The parties agreed on cooperation, aimed in particular at the implementation of the project for the construction of a small nuclear power plant (SNPP) on the territory of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar.

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On the sidelines of Russian Energy Week, the State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatomand the Ministry of Science and Technology of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar signed the Memorandum of Understanding in the field of nuclear infrastructure assessment and enhancement. The document was signed by Alexey Likhachev, Director General of Rosatom, and Dr. Myo Thein Kyaw, Union Minister for Science and Technology of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar. The parties plan to determine the current needs for the development of the nuclear infrastructure of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar and draw up a work plan for priority areas important for implementation of the small nuclear power plant construction project in the country. The document determines that the development of nuclear infrastructure will be carried out in accordance with the IAEA approaches and recommendations as well as Rosatom?s best practices. The memorandum also provides for building up further Russian-Myanmar cooperation in the field of training and human resources development, enhancement of safety culture in the organizations, participating in the nuclear energy development program of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar. In February 2023, the Russian Federation and the Republic of the Union of Myanmar signed an Intergovernmental Agreement on cooperation in the field of the use of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes. The signing of the Intergovernmental Agreement is an essential milestone in developing cooperation between Russia and Myanmar on nuclear energy. The parties agreed on cooperation, aimed in particular at the implementation of the project for the construction of a small nuclear power plant (SNPP) on the territory of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar.

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