Uzbekistan to study Hungary's experience in nuclear energy
Baku, Azerbaijan, February 19
By Fakhri Vakilov - Trend:
Uzbekistan will study the legislation and experience of Hungary in the field of atomic energy use, Trend reports with reference to the press service of Uzbek Agency for the Development of Nuclear Energy (Uzatom).
Vice-Speaker of Uzbek Legislative Chamber Boriy Alikhanov in Budapest met with Hungarian counterpart Istvan Jakob.
The parties agreed to cooperate in the study of Hungarian legislation and experience in the field of the use of atomic energy for peaceful purposes, as well as the exchange of experience between the authorized departments of two countries.
Uzbek delegation also held talks with Janos Suli, who is responsible for the Paks-2 NPP project, representatives of ministries and departments of Hungary.
"The delegation submitted for consideration a number of proposals, including assistance of Hungary in the creation of an educational-information center for atomic energy in Uzbekistan, assistance in teaching Uzbek students at universities in Hungary," added Uzatom.
Uzbek Ambassador to Austria Sherzod Asadov and Hungarian Minister for Expansion of Paks Nuclear Power Plant Janos Suli discussed development of cooperation in the field of nuclear energy.
At the end of 2014, Russia and Hungary signed documents on the construction of the new power units No. 5 and 6 at the Paks Nuclear Power Plant, with reactor facilities corresponding to the advanced Russian VVER-1200 that meet the so-called post-Fukushima safety and reliability standards.
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and the head of the government of Uzbekistan Abdulla Aripov signed an agreement on cooperation in the construction of a nuclear power plant (NPP) in the country in early September 2018.
Rosatom is planning to build a complex of two generation 3+ units with VVER-1200 reactor installations. The agreement entered into force at the end of October. Construction of the station is scheduled to begin in 2022 with the involvement of a loan from Russian government.
Follow author on Twitter:@vakilovfaxri