Kazakhstan, Russia to cooperate in training for nuclear power
Astana, Kazakhstan, Sept.24
By Daniyar Mukhtarov - Trend:
Kazatomprom National Atomic Company (NAC) of Kazakhstan and the Russian state corporation Rosatom agreed on cooperation in the field of training for the nuclear industry, as well as the promotion of nuclear energy, Kazatomprom stated.
The statement notes that Chairman of NAC Kazatomprom JSC Nurlan Kapparov met with CEO of the Rosatom State Corporation Sergey Kiriyenko within the framework of the 58th session of the General Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), which runs from September 22 to 26 in Vienna.
During the meeting, the heads of the two companies signed a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in the field of promotion of nuclear energy, the statement said.
The statement notes that the document reflects the intentions of Kazatomprom and the Rosatom state corporation to combine efforts on creation of public information and presentation platforms for collaboration that aims to increase awareness of citizens of the two countries on the subject of alternative energy, as well as the motivation of children and young people to get education for professions that are in demand in the nuclear industry and the energy sector.
The statement notes that the parties have agreed to cooperate on the organization of joint activities (programs) using scientific, information, production and experimental bases of both countries.
In particular, the memorandum provides for the participation of the Russian nuclear corporation in the Kazatomprom project to establish Kazakhstan's first information center on nuclear energy on the basis of Schoolchildren's Palace in Astana.