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Uzbekistan is "making great strides" in developing its nuclear and regulatory infrastructure in strong partnership with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Uzbek Minister of Energy Alisher Sultanov told participants in the 64th IAEA General Conference yesterday. Speaking via video-link to the annual event in Vienna, Sultanov provided an update on the Central Asian country’s new nuclear power programme.

Date: Wednesday, 23 September 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Uzbekistan-on-track-for-IAEA-mission-this-year,-sa

The leadership of the Ministry of Energy of Uzbekistan met with a Hungarian delegation to Tashkent last month, during which they discussed Hungary's willingness for partnership in the energy sector.

Date: Thursday, 13 August 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Uzbek-Hungarian-ministers-discuss-cooperation-in-n

The president of Uzbekistan, Shavkat Mirziyoyev, last week chaired a meeting on plans to reform fully state-owned enterprise Navoy Mining and Metallurgical Plant (NMMP). The country's largest industrial enterprise, NMMP produces gold, uranium and rare metals as well as other products.

Date: Tuesday, 03 March 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Uzbekistan-looks-to-modernise-Navoi

Rosatom chief executive officer Alexey Likhachev . Photo courtesy Paks II NPP. Russian state-owned nuclear corporation Rosatom is making preparations to complete in June 2020 an EPC (engineering, procurement, and construction) agreement for Uzbekistan’s first nuclear power station, state news agency Tass reported.

Officials from both countries are working on an extensive EPC agreement, but a number of “uncoordinated” issues remain to be resolved, Tass quoted Rosatom’s general director Alexei Likhachev as saying

According to Tass, Uzbekistan and Russia were said to agree the final terms of the contract before an official visit of Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev to Moscow scheduled for June 2020.

Date: Saturday, 29 February 2020
Original article: nucnet.org/news/rosatom-considers-inking-of-epc-agreement-possible-in-june-2020-say-reports-2-5-2020

Four projects aimed at building up Uzbekistan's technical capacity, human resources, developing nuclear infrastructure, and strengthening nuclear and radiation safety have been approved by the International Atomic Energy Agency's (IAEA's) board of governors. The Central Asian country aims to have two nuclear power reactors in operation by 2030.

Date: Wednesday, 18 December 2019
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/IAEA-approves-four-projects-for-Uzbekistan

Orano has formally established a joint venture company with Uzbekistan's State Committee on Geological and Mineral Resources (GosComGeology). The new company, Nurlikum Mining, will conduct mineral exploration and mining activities in the Central Asian country.

Date: Friday, 06 December 2019
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Franco-Uzbek-uranium-mining-JV-launched

Uzbekistan's Ministry of Justice has published details of a presidential decree that approves a human resources strategy for the Central Asian country's nuclear power programme. According to a ministry statement, dated 18 October, the strategy includes establishing cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency, the World Nuclear University at World Nuclear Association, as well as educational institutions managed by Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom.

Date: Tuesday, 05 November 2019
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Uzbekistan-formulates-training-plans-for-nuclear

Uzbekistan President Shavkat Mirziyoyev on 16 October signed a resolution approving an agreement between the governments of Uzbekistan and the Russian Federation on cooperation in the design and construction of a nuclear power plant in the republic.

Date: Friday, 19 October 2018
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsuzbekistan-formally-approves-npp-construction-6809548

Uzbekistan President Shavkat Mirziyoyev on 20 July signed a decree “On Measures for the Development of Nuclear Energy in the Republic of Uzbekistan”, and a resolution “On the Organisation of the Agency for the Development of Nuclear Energy".  

Date: Tuesday, 24 July 2018
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsuzbekistan-develops-nuclear-infrastructure-6261500