BAKU, Azerbaijan, June 9. Russia’s Rosatom plans to sign a contract for the construction of the first nuclear power plant in Uzbekistan, Trend reports.
Gennady Zakharov, Director of Capital Investments, State Construction Supervision, and State Expertise at Rosatom, announced this at the venue of the Second Youth Forum of the CIS and EAEU.
According to him, once the contract for the construction of the first nuclear power plant in Uzbekistan is concluded, the Russian company is ready to start the project construction in the shortest possible time.
"We expect this to happen in the near future," Zakharov added.
Earlier, Jurabek Mirzamakhmudov, Uzbek Energy Minister, also noted that Uzbekistan and Russia continue to work within an agreement of joint development of nuclear energy projects.
"The progress of our work may be slightly slower than anticipated due to our meticulous approach of examining all aspects, reconciling details, and mitigating potential risks. Concurrently, we are actively exploring the latest advancements in small modular reactors, which have gained significant popularity," he said.