Rosatom May Construct Centre of Nuclear Science, Technologies in Uganda

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MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia's State Nuclear Corporation Rosatom on Tuesday signed an intergovernmental agreement with Uganda to cooperate in the peaceful use of nuclear energy that prescribes the possibility of constructing a nuclear science and technology centre in the African country, Rosatom's press service said.

The document was signed on the sidelines of the 63rd IAEA General Conference in Vienna by Rosatom Deputy Director General Nikolay Spassky and Ugandan Minister of Energy and Mineral Development Irene Nafuna Muloni.

"There is an arrangement that the sides will exchange the visits of specialized experts and create groups for specific areas, including for the elaboration of such a comprehensive and promising project as the construction of a nuclear science and technology centre in Uganda based on a Russian-designed research reactor", the press service said.

The agreement also prescribes cooperation in a wide range of areas, including the development of nuclear infrastructure of Uganda, production and application of radioisotopes in industry, agriculture, and medicine.

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