26 September 2017, Moscow - The Ministry of Energy and Mines of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic and the Russian State Atomic Energy Corporation ROSATOM signed a roadmap on cooperation in peaceful uses of atomic energy. The road map was signed by Nikolay Spassky, Deputy Director General of ROSATOM, and Sinava Souphanouvong, Deputy Minister of Energy and Mines, from the Lao side.
According to the document the parties agreed to study the possibility of nuclear power projects implementation on the territory of Laos as part of ROSATOM Integrated Offer including nuclear infrastructure development, personnel training, supplies of nuclear fuel cycle products and services. The other future cooperation areas of the roadmap include the use of radiation technologies in industrial sector, medicine, agriculture and environment protection.
Earlier in April 2016 the Ministry of Energy and Mines and ROSATOM signed a memorandum of cooperation in peaceful uses of atomic energy, which stipulated the creation of a joint working group.
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ROSATOM is the Russian Federation national nuclear corporation that brings together around 340 nuclear industry companies and R&D institutions. With 70+ year of experience in the nuclear field, ROSATOM works on a global scale to provide comprehensive nuclear services that range from uranium enrichment to NPP construction. ROSATOM is the world’s leader in nuclear new build, implementing projects to construct eight reactors in Russia and 34 abroad. The corporation operates 27.9 GW of nuclear capacities at 35 reactors in Russia. It also holds 36% of the global uranium enrichment market and 17% of the global nuclear fuel market. ROSATOM Southeast Asia is a reginal office of ROSATOM, established in Singapore to support the operations of the group’s subsidiaries in the region.