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International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi and Kazakhstan's Minister of Energy Almasadam Satkaliyev signed a five year framework designed to "ensure closer interaction between the Agency and Kazakhstan in areas related to the development of nuclear power infrastructure, nuclear and radiation safety, food security and nuclear medicine".

Date: Friday, 21 April 2023
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In a recent interview with Tengrinews the Prime Minister of Kazakhstan, Alikhan Smailov, said that the NPP construction project will be international. "We are studying international experience in the construction and operation of nuclear power plants. These are South Korean, French, Chinese and Russian technologies. We have looked at the experience of Turkey, the Akkuyu NPP, which is being built with the participation of Rosatom. This is an international project where recognised suppliers, including independent expertise from a French company. The experience of building Akkuyu is very useful to us. We plan that the NPP project in Kazakhstan will also be international," he said. 

Date: Thursday, 01 September 2022
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Construction of a second NPP on the Irtysh River in the Kurchatov region is being considered, Kazakhstan’s Vice Minister of Energy Zhandos Nurmaganbetov told a press conference on 3 August. Both Lake Balkhash and the Irtysh River are suitable sites for a NPP, he noted, adding: “Lake Balkhash will be the location of the NPP in Kazakhstan.” He explained that, if Kazakhstan aims to achieve carbon neutrality, “then there is no other way out but to build several plants”. The Irtysh is certainly a promising site, he noted, and once construction of the first plant begins, “the question arises: how many nuclear plants there will be in Kazakhstan”. He said relevant discussions are underway and detailed information will be looked at by the end of the year or early in 2023.

Date: Wednesday, 10 August 2022
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Kazakhstan Nuclear Power Plants (KNPP) and Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) promising comprehensive cooperation for the introduction of new NPPs in Kazakhstan during a visit to Seoul by a Kazakh delegation headed by Deputy Energy Minister Zhandos Nurmaganbetov. The MOU will "help strengthen the strategic partnership between Kazakhstan and South Korea in the field of nuclear energy development," the Kazakh Energy Ministry said.

Date: Friday, 01 July 2022
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Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Kazakhstan Nuclear Power Plants (KNPP) - a branch of the government's Samruk-Kazyna National Welfare Fund - to cooperate on the introduction of nuclear power in Kazakhstan.

Date: Thursday, 30 June 2022
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Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom in 2016 will contribute RUB24.6m ($300,000) from its state budget allocation to the International Atomic Energy Agency's (IAEA's) International Project on Innovative Nuclear Reactors and Fuel Cycles (INPRO project), according to a Russian government directive published on the official legal information portal. The directive says Rosatom and the Russian Foreign Ministry will monitor the use of the Russian contribution.

Date: Thursday, 28 January 2016
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