Sudan prepares to go nuclear

Rosatom and the Ministry of Water Resources, Irrigation and Electric Power of the Republic of the Sudan have signed two memoranda

The first document covers personnel training in the field of nuclear energy. The second one refers to the formation of positive public opinion on nuclear energy in the Republic of Sudan.

«As part of the Memorandum on cooperation in personnel training the parties agreed on the implementation of joint projects in the field of personnel education and training for the needs of nuclear energy and related industries. It is planned to organize training programs for the nuclear infrastructure of the Republic; development of close cooperation between specialized educational institutions; organization of internships, summer schools, seminars, olympiads, conferences and round tables on nuclear topics; instructor training for the purpose of conducting courses in Sudanese universities and other educational organizations of the country; development of field-specific educational and scientific literature and exchange of students,» Rosatom said.

The Memorandum on the positive public opinion formation mentions the plans to develop public information programs about nuclear technologies and their application spheres. It also includes intentions in the organization of educational events for the media and public opinion leaders, as well as the development of information and training materials aimed at drawing public attention to social and economic benefits of nuclear projects.

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In December, 2017 Ministry of Water Resources, Irrigation and Electricity of the Republic of the Sudan and Rusatom Overseas JSC have signed a Project Development Agreement (PDA) for the construction of a floating nuclear power plant in Sudan. According to the PDA, the parties will explore the possibility of constructing a floating NPP in Sudan.