Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom and the Nuclear Energy Commission of Mongolia on 28 February signed a memorandum of cooperation for the construction in Mongolia of a Centre of Nuclear Science and Technology.
Russian specialists will assist in determining preliminary requirements, and the configuration of CNST facilities and an initial roadmap will be drawn up for the project. Specialised expert groups will be established to organise the work. Mongolia has rich uranium resources but no nuclear power plants. However, there are tentative plans to build a nuclear fuel production capacity following the development of uranium reserves.
Russia is building similar nuclear centres in Vietnam and Bolivia and is in discussions with the Congo on the possible construction of centre there.
Photo: Rosatom signs agreement with CNST of Mongolia