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7 Jun 2024

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.


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.


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.”


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.