Sudan poised for atomic energy deal


Sudan's Minister of Irrigation, Water Resources and Electricity, Motaz Musa has said his country will soon sign a memorandum of understanding with a Russian firm on the peaceful use of atomic energy to harness electricity.

Musa was speaking at a press conference on Tuesday, after opening a workshop in Khartoum on the peaceful use of atomic energy to which the Russians were invited to participate.

The minister said the memorandum will pave the way for the signing of a comprehensive agreement with the Russian firm to establish a nuclear station in Sudan by the end of 2017.

“The workshop aims at cooperation in the field of capacity building, transfer of knowledge and the exchange of experiences as well as benefiting from Russia’s experience in small hydroelectric power plants on seasonal rivers,” he added.

The workshop was held under Sudan’s 2017-2031 plan to diversify energy resources.


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