Bolivia to Build $300Mln Nuclear Research Center Using Russian Technology via Sputnik

Bolivia will construct in the next four years a $300-million nuclear research center using Russian technology, President Evo Morales said.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Earlier this month, Russia’s state nuclear energy corporation Rosatom and the Bolivian Hydrocarbon and Energy Ministry signed a memorandum of understanding on cooperation for peaceful uses of nuclear energy.

“This center will cost approximately $300 million, the completion of construction is envisaged in four years’ time, it will be [created] with technology from Russia and with participation of several South American countries, such as Argentina,” Morales said at a press conference Thursday, as quoted by the Correo Del Sur newspaper.

The center will be constructed in the city of El Alto, and will include a nuclear research reactor.

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