Posted: 03.11.2023 12:31:00

Rosatom proposes to create nuclear medicine centre in Belarus

CEO of Rosatom State Corporation Aleksei Likhachev proposed to set up a gigafactory and a nuclear medicine centre in Belarus. He voiced this proposal to the President of Belarus, Aleksandr Lukashenko, during a visit to the Belarusian nuclear power plant.

As far as the gigafactory is concerned, such facility already exists in Russia and deals with the production of storage devices and key electronic components for electric vehicles. Taking into account the active development of this area, it is possible to implement a similar project in Belarus. Aleksandr Lukashenko noted that he had recently discussed the topic of joint infrastructure development for electric transport with Russian President Vladimir Putin, “Parkhomchik has already learnt together with your power engineers how to refuel the bus with electricity on the move, using a 1.5km of wire. A driver picks up trolley polls, drives 1.5km and the battery is refilled. This is generally great progress; there is no need to stop.”

Another area where Rosatom is ready to share experience and technology is the creation of a nuclear medicine centre in the country. According to Aleksei Likhachev, its creation could become one of the projects within the Union State.

There are prospects for developing co-operation across other areas, including industry, digital and additive technologies.