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Bolivia: First nuclear research centre to be built with help of Russia's Rosatom 02:59

Bolivia: First nuclear research centre to be built with help of Russia's Rosatom

Bolivia, Plurinational State of, La Paz
March 6, 2016 at 22:15 GMT +00:00 · Published

Russia and Bolivia signed a intergovernmental agreement to cooperate on building a nuclear research and technology center in La Paz, Sunday.

Head of Russia's state-owned nuclear corporation Rosatom Sergei Kiriyenko and Bolivian Energy Minister Luis Alberto Sanchez signed the agreement, which also promises to use nuclear energy peacefully.

"On the city day of the youngest town El Alto we start constructing the first nuclear research and technology centre in Bolivia," Kiriyenko said. He went on to thank Bolivian authorities and especially Evo Morales "for choosing us and Russian technology for building the first centre of its kind in Bolivia."

The Bolivian President, who was also present at the signing ceremony, stated that "this centre will be the most modern and largest of the entire Latin America, even if I only asked it to be of South America." During the signing ceremony, local citizens expressed their support for the project, saying that "it is very important to our city and even to South America and Bolivia."

The nuclear research centre is planned to be built in the city of El Alto in the next four years and is expected to be equipped with a modern multi-purpose experimental gamma-ray unit. Rosatom does not rule out involving of the Argentinean partners in the construction process.

Bolivia: First nuclear research centre to be built with help of Russia's Rosatom 02:59
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Russia and Bolivia signed a intergovernmental agreement to cooperate on building a nuclear research and technology center in La Paz, Sunday.

Head of Russia's state-owned nuclear corporation Rosatom Sergei Kiriyenko and Bolivian Energy Minister Luis Alberto Sanchez signed the agreement, which also promises to use nuclear energy peacefully.

"On the city day of the youngest town El Alto we start constructing the first nuclear research and technology centre in Bolivia," Kiriyenko said. He went on to thank Bolivian authorities and especially Evo Morales "for choosing us and Russian technology for building the first centre of its kind in Bolivia."

The Bolivian President, who was also present at the signing ceremony, stated that "this centre will be the most modern and largest of the entire Latin America, even if I only asked it to be of South America." During the signing ceremony, local citizens expressed their support for the project, saying that "it is very important to our city and even to South America and Bolivia."

The nuclear research centre is planned to be built in the city of El Alto in the next four years and is expected to be equipped with a modern multi-purpose experimental gamma-ray unit. Rosatom does not rule out involving of the Argentinean partners in the construction process.

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