Algeria is promoting the nuclear energy

Algeria is promoting the nuclear energy

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika gave the green light to promote the nuclear energy for peaceful purposes in the fields of medicine and scientific research.

This came during a meeting of the Council of Ministers to discuss several files and to ratify several resolutions, including the draft law on nuclear activities, which will allow Algeria to use this energy in the fields of scientific research, especially medicine. The law is part of a nuclear strategy aimed at diversifying energy sources in the country in preparation for the start-up of nuclear energy by including it in Algeria’s 2030/2050 energy mix.

Algeria has two nuclear reactors, the first in the Algerian capital of Draria and the second in the southern state of Djelfa, which they exploit as part of its peaceful nuclear energy development program.

Algeria also established a National Institute of Nuclear Engineering in 2011 to ensure specialized training in nuclear engineering and various fields of interest in the operation of nuclear reactors and nuclear power plants, as well as the establishment of a training and support center for nuclear security in 2012.

The Algerian government is counting on developing its nuclear activities to countries such as China, Argentina, Russia and the United States of America, as well as in partnership with the International Atomic Energy Agency.

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