11 Oct 2023 14:10

Russia's Rosatom and Myanmar studying potential development of country's nuclear infrastructure

MOSCOW. Oct 11 (Interfax) - The Rosatom state corporation has signed a memorandum of understanding with Myanmar on the assessment and development of the country's nuclear infrastructure, the company announced.

"The parties plan to determine the current needs for the development of the nuclear infrastructure of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar and formulate a plan for the priority areas which are necessary for the construction of a low-power nuclear power plant in the country," the statement said.

In the summer, the head of the state corporation, Alexei Likhachev, said that the company expects to reach agreements on nuclear capacity with Myanmar, Kyrgyzstan and Sri Lanka this year. As Atomenergoprom reported in its annual report, Rosatom plans to complete the pre-feasibility study for a small station in Myanmar.

In February of this year, Russia and Myanmar signed an intergovernmental agreement on cooperation in the nuclear industry, providing for the construction of a low-power nuclear plant.