Russia to build first nuclear research and technology centre in Bolivia

Pluronational State of Bolivia and the Russian Federation signed an intergovernmental agreement on cooperation in the peaceful use of atomic energy and the facilitation of the construction of the Latin American country’s first Nuclear Research and Technology Centre.

The Agreements were signed by Sergey Kirienko, Director General of Rosatom, from the Russian side, and Luis Alberto Sanchez, Minister of Hydrocarbons and Energy, from the Bolivian side, in the presence of Evo Morales, President of Bolivia.
Bolivia Rosatom delegates with Evo Morales
The Centre will be equipped with state-of-the-art equipment for research within the framework of the national nuclear and research programme of Bolivia, contributing to the improvement of the education and science in the country, according to Rosatom.

At 4100 meters above sea level the Center in El Alto is at the highest altitude of all the sites in the world where a nuclear facilities have been built.

Sergey Kirienko, Director General of Rosatom said, “Today Rosatom is the only company in the world that proposes the integrated approach to its customers. Besides the construction of the centre and research reactor for our Bolivian partners, we will also provide training for future specialists, equip laboratories and arrange nuclear fuel supplies.”

“This will be the most advanced Centre in Latin America with the most advanced equipment.”

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