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Russia´s Rosatom signed a MoU with the Republic of Burundi

Business interest in Africa is steadily increasing and Russian companies, among them Rosatom, are ready to work with African partners

Moscow, April 22 - Neftegaz.RU. ROSATOM and the Ministry of Water, Energy and Mines of the Republic of Burundi signed a memorandum of understanding regarding cooperation in peaceful use of atomic energy.

The document was signed by Nikolai Spassky, Deputy Director General of ROSATOM, and Abraham Uvizeye, Minister of Water, Energy and Mines, for the Republic of Burundi.

The Memorandum is the 1st document in the field of peaceful use of atomic energy signed between the 2 countries.
  • The document provides the basis for cooperation in a wide range of areas, in particular:
  • the development of the nuclear infrastructure in Burundi
  • the development of programs to raise the population awareness about nuclear technologies
  • the use of radioisotopes and radiation technologies in industry and medicine
As of 2020, Burundi consumes a total of 382.70 million kilowatt hours (kWh) of electric energy per year.
The country produces locally 79% of the electricity it consumes, with the rest imported from other countries.

Its most important power source is hydroelectric power, representing 95% of total production.
Burundi has the world's lowest carbon footprint per capita at 0.027 tons per capita in CO2 emissions as of 2019.

Russia has signed more than a dozen intergovernmental agreements in Africa in recent years and Rosatom is cooperating with more than 20 countries on the continent.
Burundi approached ROSATOM earlier this year to help develop a nuclear plant with capacity to produce 556 MW to power its mining industry.

To read the news in Russian

Source : Neftegaz.RU

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