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Myanmar plans to build a small-scale nuclear power plant in next few years

/ 06:28 PM September 22, 2022
Major General Zaw Min Tun

Eleven Media/Asia News Network

YANGON — The establishment of nuclear technology information centers will start in Yangon and the construction of a small-scale nuclear power plant will be done in the next few years, said Major General Zaw Min Tun, Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Information and leader of the information team of the State Administration Council (SAC).

Major General Zaw Min Tun answered a reporter’s question about when Myanmar will start using nuclear energy at the press conference of the State Administration Council held at the Ministry of Information in Nay Pyi Taw on September 20.

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“Department of Atomic Energy under the Ministry of Science and Technology has to start working to establish nuclear technology information centers in Yangon by obtaining the public’s positive views on nuclear energy from the two memorandums and to implement the cooperation memorandum,” Major General Zaw Min Tun said.

As far as Myanmar is concerned, the method that will be used in relation to nuclear weapons will only be used in a peaceful way. As part of the process, a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in the field of nuclear energy training and skill development and a memorandum of understanding on cooperation to achieve positive public opinion on nuclear energy were signed in Moscow, Russia in January and July 2022, said Major General Zaw Min Tun.

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Major General Zaw Min Tun said, “The main thing is that we are going to use this nuclear energy peacefully. However, we will not do this without informing the public. The first step is to educate the public about the process of peaceful use of nuclear energy. We will work to achieve cooperation.”

The first thing to do is to establish an information center about nuclear energy in Yangon, and Union ministers from the Ministry of Electric Power, the Ministry of Science and Technology and the Russia’s State Atomic Energy Corporation also signed the agreement in related with the road map that will be implemented during the visit of the Chairman of the SAC, who went to attend the 7th Eastern Economic Forum.

Major General Zaw Min Tun said, “Those are the processes that will be carried out. In that, nuclear energy can be used peacefully for the development of socio-economic life. It will be carried out for the development of human resources in all sectors. The first thing we will do is to build a small-scale nuclear power plant. The estimate that can be done is that it can happen within years.”

Major General Zaw Min Tun also said that providing knowledge and news distribution will begin to carry out the above activities.

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