Home | News    Tuesday 19 September 2017

Sudan completes preliminary surveys of nuclear power plant: minister

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

 A four-reactor nuclear power plant in Bugey France (nuclear-energy.net photo)
September 18, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - Sudan’s Minister of Water Resources, Irrigation and Electricity Muataz Musa said the preliminary surveys to determine the site of the first nuclear power plant had been completed.

Since several years, Sudan announced it had plans to build a four-reactor nuclear power plant to fill the gap in power generation by 2030.

In May 2016, Sudan and China have signed a framework agreement to build a 600-megawatt atomic reactor.

The Russian State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom) last year said it is planning to sign a memorandum of understanding with Sudan’s Ministry of Water Resources, Irrigation and Electricity for the peaceful use of nuclear energy.

Also, last December, Musa told the parliament that preparations would begin in 2017 for building the first nuclear power plant to produce 1200 megawatt (MW) of electricity.

Speaking before the 61st Annual Regular Session of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) General Conference in Vienna on Monday, Musa said his country is continuing its efforts to develop elements of its infrastructure for the implementation of its nuclear program.

He announced the completion of the preliminary surveys to determine the site of the nuclear plant and the beginning of the action plans of the confirmatory and detailed studies by the end of the year.

Musa stressed the importance of the IAEA role in promoting peace and development through the expansion of the peaceful uses of atomic energy.

The Sudanese minister underscored his country’s commitment to implement the IAEA programmes through hosting regional and international activities as well as its full adherence to the relevant agreements.

He pointed out that Sudan has signed memorandums of understanding and agreements with China and Russia in this regard, especially as these countries possess the safe nuclear technology.

Musa added the Sudanese parliament has passed a draft law on controlling nuclear and radiation activities, pointing to the formation of technical committees to formulate and update regulations of nuclear and radiation safety and security.

He praised the IAEA’s support for Sudan in the field of human and material capacity building for the National Nuclear and Radiological Control Agency.

Musa further said Sudan has drafted a national project in coordination with the technical cooperation department at the IAEA to establish a reference laboratory for food safety to measure residues of pesticides, fertilizers and antibiotics in animal and plant products.

(ST)

Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect.

- No inciting violence
- No inappropriate or offensive language
- No racism, tribalism or sectarianism
- No inappropriate or derogatory remarks
- No deviation from the topic of the article
- No advertising, spamming or links
- No incomprehensible comments

Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site.

There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com

Kind regards,

The Sudan Tribune editorial team.
  • 20 September 2017 01:41, by Lawrence Freeman

    This excellent news for the people of Sudan and all of Africa. Sub-Saharan Africa needs another 1,000 gigawatts of power to have modern agro-industrial economies with a commensurate standard of living. Nuclear power is the best form of energy for economic growth. I would like to see nuclear power plants all over Africa. For more information see my blog: lawrencefreemanafricaandtheworld.com



The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.



Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis


Darfuris call for protection in vain 2021-01-21 06:45:46 By Mohamed Osman “It is the same as in the old days,” Adam Rojal, a coordinator in an internally displaced community in Sudan’s Darfur region told me recently, describing ongoing violence from (...)

Invisible female victims of armed militia attacks in Darfur 2021-01-08 15:19:56 By SIHA Network* On October 19th 2020, an armed group burned down the IDP camps of Oum Assal, Babanousa and Om Zegerat in Gerida locality. Gerida locality is composed of a number of villages (...)

Account Inventory for December Revolution in Sudan 2020-12-19 20:34:35 By Mahmoud A. Suleiman This article comes against the backdrop of Sudan's Third Revolution as some like to call it, two years later during which Much has been achieved but risks still remain, (...)


MORE






Latest Press Releases


Sudan: Performing arts is not a crime, assaulting women and artists is! 2020-09-20 08:54:28 The Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa (SIHA) Sudan is still struggling with militant Islamist ideology KHARTOUM: Central Khartoum Primary Court issued a verdict against five (...)

Civil Society Statement in Response to The Law of Various Amendments 2020-08-14 07:11:00 A Collaborative Civil Society Statement in Response to The Law of Various Amendments (Abolishing and Amending Provisions Restricting Freedom) – Exposing ‘a wolf in sheep’s clothing’ Sudanese women (...)

Remarks by SRF leaders at the Friend of Sudan meeting on peace 2020-08-13 07:58:58 Chairman of the Friends of Sudan Conference, Your Excellency, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, The Prime Minister of Sudan and the participating team from the (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2021 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.