“Russia is ready to construct a nuclear reactor in Tanzania for scientific research and medical purposes,” said Denis Manturov, the Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation.
Russia is showing very strong interest in Africa and seems to be using Tanzania as its entry point.
According to Manturov, Russia has been implementing over 50 similar projects, including 20 in Russia and more than 30 worldwide.
“Today, we discussed with the Vice President of Tanzania our readiness to ensure the construction of a nuclear reactor for scientific research in Tanzania, including for medical purposes. Our colleagues are interested in it.” He added
Manturov and representatives of major Russian state and private companies headed to East Africa earlier in the week with the aim to restore the country’s positions in the region.
Assistance in the construction of reactors for research purposes with the use of Russian technologies is one of the main directions of Russian comprehensive cooperation with countries that are starting to develop their civilian nuclear programs.