May 29, 2023
Sri Lanka
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The first nuclear power plant with Russian technical support could be built in Sri Lanka by 2032, Ada Derana reported on May 17.

According to media reports, the construction of a nuclear facility was discussed at a meeting of the Parliamentary Committee on Energy and Transport, during which the upcoming work of the Sri Lanka Atomic Energy Council was discussed. Other details of the construction of the nuclear power plant are not given, writes TASS.

In January 2023, the Russian Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Levan Jagaryan, announced a meeting with the head of the Ministry of Energy of the island state, Kanchana Wijesekara. At the talks, Russia’s assistance in the construction of two nuclear power plants with a capacity of 55 MW was discussed.

According to the ambassador, the construction of nuclear blocks will be the beginning of cooperation between the two countries in the field of nuclear energy. Consultations in the area of ​​the peaceful use of the atom have been held before. In 2018, these issues were discussed by representatives of the state corporation Rosatom with high-ranking officials of Sri Lanka.

Russia provides support in the construction of nuclear power plants to many countries, including Turkey and Egypt. In early April, it was reported that Rosatom started construction the third power unit of the El-Dabaa nuclear power plant. The project in Egypt is expected to be fully implemented in 2028.

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