Nuclear energy to propel economic development

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BUUMBA CHIMBULU writes

THERE is need to enhance the use of nuclear energy because it has potential to contribute to the development of countries economic sectors such as agriculture.
This is according to Sergey Kiriyenko, first deputy Chief of the Presidential Executive Office and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Rosatom of Russia who are building a nuclear plant in Zambia.
According to Mr Kiriyenko, the impulse given by the construction of a nuclear power plant to the economic growth of each country needed to be enhanced.
He said this in a statement.
“Nuclear energy can play a key role in addressing all these challenges. Indeed, in addition to being a clean and reliable source of energy, peaceful nuclear power also contributes to the development of science, education, medicine, agriculture and access to water resources.
“It is also worth noting the impulse given by the construction of a nuclear power plant to the economic growth of each country, which makes a corresponding conclusion for itself,” Mr Kiriyenko said.
And Alexei Likhachev, director general of Rosatom, emphasised the need to apply new knowledge and technologies to develop economies.
He said “we need new knowledge. Any country, both beginner and founder in the nuclear power industry, needs to preserve and expand the knowledge and demand for nuclear technologies among the population.
“Only the collective use of the resources of the global nuclear industry will allow us to achieve the of the UN sustainable development goals.”
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