15 Apr 2019 15:11

Zambia plans to build nuclear power plant in 10-15 years

SOCHI. April 15 (Interfax) - Zambia is planning to build a nuclear power plant in 10-15 years, Roland Msiska, head of Zambia Atomic Agency, said at the Atomexpo 2019 forum.

Msiska also said the Zambian government was currently drafting a law on nuclear energy and was modelling its own system on that of Russia.

Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom and Zambia's Higher Education Ministry in May last year concluded a contract on the design and construction of a nuclear science and technology center in Zambia.

Russia and Zambia signed an intergovernmental agreement on cooperation in peaceful uses of the atom in the spring of 2016. That agreement stipulated construction in Zambia of a center on the basis of a multipurpose research VVER with up to 10 megawatts of capacity, equipped with laboratories and functional complexes for conducting an entire spectrum of scientific research.