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7 Jun 2024

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The Irrawaddy

Russia agrees to build low-powered nuclear plant in Myanmar

"Russia Approves Moves to Build Nuclear Plant in Myanmar", 7 June 2024

Russia has approved the building of a nuclear power plant in Myanmar, according to the UK-based Nuclear Engineering International magazine.

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Citing a Russian Economic Development Ministry statement, Russia’s state media reported on Friday that Russia and Myanmar’s junta completed the procedure of approval of the intergovernmental agreement on construction of a low-power nuclear plant in Myanmar.

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Junta chief Min Aung Hlaing at the signing ceremony said: “This agreement is for cooperation on a small nuclear power plant and the applications of nuclear technology in multiple sectors.”

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The regime says nuclear technology will only be used for peaceful purposes in the agricultural, health, electricity and energy sectors and for socio-economic development.