Rwanda has shown signs and ambitions to adopt nuclear technology and this chase inched closer to possible reality after signing an agreement with Russia for the establishment of a Centre for Nuclear Science and Technology in Rwanda.
The deal was signed on the sidelines of the just-concluded Russia-Africa Summit in Sochi, Russia by Rwanda’s Minister for Infrastructure, Claver Gatete and the Director-General of Russian State-owned nuclear group, Rosatom Alexey Likhachev.
Going by the agreement, the centre will feature six multi-purpose sections; Research Reactors and Lab Complex, Centre for Nuclear Medicine, Multipurpose Irradiation Center, and Radiobiology Laboratory and Greenhouse.
Other sections will include Education and Training Complex and Radiation Material Science Complex.
The sectors to be impacted by the development include medical research, energy, agriculture, security, industry and exploration, education, geology and the environment.
In May this year, Rwanda and the Russian State-owned nuclear group signed a roadmap for establishing Russia-Rwanda Cooperation in the peaceful uses of atomic energy.
Culled from www.newtimes.co.rw