In 2015, Kazakhstan plans to increase uranium production by 5.3% to 24 thousand tons

In 2015, Kazakhstan plans to increase the uranium mining by 5.3% to 24 thousand tons. This was reported by the country’s Deputy Minister of Energy Bakhytzhan Dzhaksaliyev at the 48th meeting of the CIS Electric Power Council.

"In 2015, we plan to produce 24 thousand tons (of uranium). This is with the increase by 5.3% against the previous year", - he said.

According to him, in the coming years, Kazakhstan will decide on the initial stage of the construction of its new nuclear power plants. Dzhaksaliyev noted that, according to calculations, the need for nuclear power plants in the country would occur by 2025. So now Kazakhstan "is not especially in a hurry and continues to work on the selection of a strategic partner". "I believe that in the next 2-3 years we will declare specifically about the site (of the construction) and a partner", - said the Deputy Minister.

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