BAKU, Azerbaijan, Oct.26
Kazakhstan plans to study the world experience in construction and operation of nuclear power plants, the Kazakh Ministry of Energy told Trend on Oct.26.
Currently, in accordance with the instruction of the country’s President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, the ministry, together with interested organizations, is conducting research on the development of nuclear energy based on natural and climatic factors and the possible impact of nuclear power plants on the environment.
The Ministry of Energy also plans to conduct a safety analysis of the reactor technologies available on the market from world manufacturers in accordance with the safety standards of the International Atomic Energy Agency and the requirements of world regulatory bodies.
Earlier this year, Tokayev announced the need to build a nuclear power plant in Kazakhstan.
"I myself believe that the time has come to consider this issue in detail since Kazakhstan needs a nuclear power plant,” the president said, speaking in a videoconference format at a plenary session of the Eastern Economic Forum.
In this regard, the head of state instructed the government and the Kazakh state fund "Samruk-Kazyna" to study the possibilities of developing nuclear energy in the country within a year.