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Myanmar Crisis

Myanmar turns to small Russian nuclear reactors for energy solution

International isolation brings countries closer for economic cooperation

Senior Gen. Min Aung Hlaing is pushing for the electrification of Myanmar's transit system. 

BANGKOK/YANGON -- Myanmar's military leaders are moving forward with a plan to adopt Russian-built small modular nuclear reactors as the country grapples with an energy cliff caused by dwindling output from natural gas reserves.

The Ministry of Electric Power and Rosatom, Russia's state-owned nuclear energy company, outlined a joint feasibility study on SMRs, in a memorandum of understanding signed late November.

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