Russia and Zambia have signed an intergovernmental agreement on cooperation in the construction of a center for nuclear science and technology in the South African country.
As yesterday Director General of Rosatom State Nuclear Energy Corporation, Alexey Likhachev, informed reporters, the agreement provides for building a center in Zambia on a basis of a multi-purpose research water-moderated reactor with a capacity of up to 10 MW. The facility is intended to house laboratories and functional complexes to perform tasks for the benefit of the country’s medicine and agriculture.
The head of Rosatom indicated that the center’s construction would kick off the establishment of nuclear industry in Zambia. Russia is ready to continue active cooperation and to share its work experience in the field of the use of peaceful nuclear energy’s technologies in order to prepare highly qualified staff there.
In future, there will be one more project involving the construction of a research reactor.