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Kyrgyzstan and Russia sign specification for construction of nuclear plant

Representatives of Kyrgyzstan and Russia signed a technical specification for a preliminary study of the project for the construction of a low-capacity nuclear power plant in the Kyrgyz Republic at Atomexpo forum in Sochi on Tuesday. Media report.

Information appeared in January 2022 that Rosatom and Kyrgyzstan had agreed to cooperate in the construction of a low-power nuclear power plant. The communications department of the Russian state corporation reported about it.

The parties expressed interest in development of partnership for the construction of a low-power nuclear power plant based on RITM-200N reactor plant on the territory of the Kyrgyz Republic. The document also provides for assistance in the development of the nuclear infrastructure of Kyrgyzstan and joint work to improve the skills of scientific and technical personnel in various areas of the peaceful use of atomic energy.

Then Deputy Minister of Energy, Tilek Aitaliev, noted that decarbonization and the development of environmentally friendly energy sources were a current global trend, and the Kyrgyz Republic did not want to stand aside from it.

In February, representatives of Green Alliance of Kyrgyzstan began collecting signatures against the initiative to build a nuclear power plant in the republic.