Myanmar and Russia sign nuclear infrastructure MoU

11 October 2023

Determining the nuclear infrastructure development needs for Myanmar and identifying priority areas of work for the development of a small modular reactor project were the subject of a fresh memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed with Russia.

The MoU was signed by Rosatom Director General Alexei Likhachev and Myanmar's Science and Technology Minister Myo Thein Kyaw on the sidelines of Russia Energy Week.

According to the Russian side: "The document determines that the development of nuclear infrastructure will be carried out in accordance with the IAEA approaches and recommendations as well as Rosatom’s best practices. The memorandum also provides for building up further Russian-Myanmar cooperation in the field of training and human resources development and enhancement of safety culture in the organisations participating in the nuclear energy development programme."

In February, Russia and Myanmar signed an Intergovernmental Agreement on cooperation in the use of nuclear technology for peaceful purposes. In June, the first meeting of a joint coordinating committee, established as part of the Intergovernmental Agreement, was held.

Researched and written by World Nuclear News