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Uzbekistan's preparations to build its first nuclear power plant are gathering pace with a sense of making up for lost time. The Central Asian country became a member of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) as long ago as 1994, has 50 years of experience in nuclear research and is the world's fifth biggest producer of uranium.
- Source: World Nuclear News
- Date: Friday, 04 October 2019
- Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/The-most-experienced-newcomer-to-nuclear-power
The European Union’s (EU's) Delegation to Kyrgyzstan said on 18 August that it Kyrgyzstan’s swift ratification of a framework agreement with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) on remediation work at several uranium legacy sites. The framework agreement, which Kyrgyzstan signed in January, is a precondition for the implementation of projects under the EBRD's Environmental Remediation Account for Central Asia fund. Under the agreement, which was passed by the Kyrgyz parliament on 28 June and signed into law by President Almazbek Atambayev earlier this month, the EU is to provide an initial contribution of €16.5m ($19.4m) for the work.
- Source: NEI Magazine
- Date: Sunday, 20 August 2017
- Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newseu-welcomes-kyrgyzstans-ratification-of-remediation-agreement-5904364