6 Feb 2023 15:57

Rosatom to build low-power NPP in Myanmar

MOSCOW. Feb 6 (Interfax) - Russia and Myanmar have signed an intergovernmental agreement on cooperation in the nuclear sector that envisages the creation of a low-capacity nuclear power plant, the Rosatom state corporation said on Telegram.

"Under the agreement, the parties will work together on implementing the low-power nuclear power plant project on the territory of Myanmar," the report said.

The Strana Rosatom corporate newspaper earlier reported that Myanmar was discussing with the Russian state corporation the construction of a lithium-ion accumulator production facility and the possibility of building small wind farms, hydropower plants and thermal power stations in the country.

According to earlier reports, Rosatom and Myanmar signed a roadmap for cooperation in 2022-2023 in September 2022. In November, the parties reached an agreement under a memorandum of understanding on a joint feasibility study for a project to build a low-power nuclear power plant in the country.