Zambia to Produce 2GW of Nuclear Power

Zambia to Produce 2GW of Nuclear Power
Nuclear power plant with yellow field and big blue clouds

Zambia has signed four memoranda of understanding (MoU) with Russia, which will enable the southern African country to develop nuclear technology for peaceful purposes, ESI Africa informed.

The cooperation will develop a strategy for a nuclear plant within 10 to 15 years, which will produce at least 2GW of electricity, product isotopes for diagnosis, cancer treatment and irradiation of food, reported Lusaka Times.

Through this pact, Russia is expected to assist Zambia with training of young nuclear energy engineers, plan for nuclear power plant personnel, develop a nuclear energy regulator and build a nuclear plant.

Zambia’s Cabinet Secretary, Roland Msiska, said: “This is the result of the instruction by President Lungu for the country to develop nuclear energy to respond to challenges of load shedding and reduce the cost of medicine and agriculture.” Msiska told journalists shortly after the signing ceremony that once the program is implemented, load shedding will be a thing of past.

Mariana Somensi 890 Posts

Mariana holds a Journalism Bachelor Degree from the State University of Londrina, Brazil. The Brazilian journalist has 4 years of experience on the MENA region's affairs and over a year of experience on the oil and gas industry.

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