6 Sep 2022 10:35

Rosatom to consider possibility of constructing low-capacity NPP in Myanmar

VLADIVOSTOK. Sept 6 (Interfax) - Rosatom will consider the possibility of constructing a low-capacity nuclear power plant in Myanmar, the Russian state nuclear energy corporation said in a statement following the signing of a roadmap on cooperation for 2022-2023 with Myanmar as part of the Eastern Economic Forum 2022.

The document envisages expanding the bilateral regulatory framework, possibly implementing a NPP project with low-capacity reactors in Myanmar, as well as training personnel and forming a positive public opinion regarding nuclear energy in Myanmar.

Low-capacity NPPs are one of the promising areas in Rosatom's profile line. The first mobile project of this kind was the Akademik Lomonosov floating NPP. Rosatom is also working on a low-capacity NPP project in the Sakha Republic, or Yakutia.