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Shavkat Mirziyoyev speaks about construction of low-power NPP in cooperation with Russia

“If you think about the prospects for Uzbekistan entering a new stage of development, then this project is vital for our country, which has large reserves of uranium and exports it to third countries,” the President of Uzbekistan said.

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President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev spoke about strengthening strategic cooperation in the energy sector at a briefing following negotiations with Russian President Vladimir Putin, held in Kuksaroy.

Supplies of Russian natural gas to Uzbekistan began last year. During yesterday’s negotiations, issues of increasing the supply of gas, oil and petroleum products, modernizing infrastructure and implementing projects for deep processing of hydrocarbons based on local enterprises were discussed.

During the visit, an agreement was signed on the implementation of a project for the construction of low-power nuclear power plants in Uzbekistan.

“Almost all the leading countries in the world ensure their energy security and sustainable development through nuclear energy. If we think about the prospects for Uzbekistan entering a new stage of development, then this project is vital for our country, which has large reserves of uranium and exports it to third countries,” the President Shavkat Mirziyoyev said.

Earlier, Kun.uz reported that the Russian government intends to build a large nuclear power plant with a capacity of 2.4 GW in Uzbekistan, as well as a small nuclear power plant consisting of 6 reactors with a capacity of up to 55 MW each.

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