9 Jun 2023 18:56

Rosatom and Kyrgyzstan agree on joint development of high-tech medical projects in republic

SOCHI. June 9 (Interfax) - Kyrgyz Prime Minister Akylbek Japarov and General Director of Rosatom Alexei Likhachev discussed a number of issues regarding bilateral cooperation, including in the field of nuclear medicine, the press service of the Kyrgyz Cabinet reported.

During the meeting, the implementation of the interstate target program "Reclamation of territories of states affected by uranium mining" was also discussed. Japarov outlined the need to continue work aimed at a comprehensive solution of problems associated with tailings.

In turn, Likhachev discussed the development of a project for the construction of a low-power nuclear power plant in Kyrgyzstan. It was decided to continue consultations with regard to this area of cooperation.

It is also reported that as a result of negotiations between the Kyrgyz Health Ministry and Rosatom, a memorandum of cooperation in the application of non-energy nuclear technologies in healthcare was signed. The document provides for the joint development of high-tech medical projects in Kyrgyzstan, specifically, the creation of a radiopharmaceutical pharmacy and a molecular imaging center on the basis of the National Center of Oncology and Hematology in the republic, where advanced methods for diagnosing and treating cancer and other diseases will be applied.

It was reported earlier that, in November 2022, Rusatom Energy Projects (part of Rosatom) and the Kyrgyz Energy Ministry had signed a technical assignment document for a preliminary feasibility study for the construction of a low-power nuclear power plant in the country,

At the beginning of 2022, Rosatom discussed a program with Kyrgyzstan for the reclamation of territories affected by uranium mining, as well as prospects for expanding cooperation on nuclear and related topics.