The president of Bolivia, Evo Morales said he would ask his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin , with whom he will hold a bilateral meeting in Tehran within the framework of the Third Summit of Gas Exporting Countries, the Centre for Research and Development in Nuclear Technology that a Russian company will build in the city of El Alto "is the largest in South America. "
the president was speaking during an inspection of the land on which the center will raise the Russian company Rosatom with an investment of 300 million dollars and expected to be installed will be ready in four years after the signing of the contract.
Morales ratified, accompanied by the Russian ambassador in La Paz, Alexey Sazonov, and a delegation of technicians from that country who are in Bolivia, which has scheduled a meeting next week with Putin in Tehran, Iran.
the Centre for Research and Development in Nuclear Technology will be installed in El Alto, 15 hectares will be transferred by the Central Bank of Bolivia for the project implementation.
facilities will equipped with a cyclotron for use in medical research and treatment, a nuclear reactor for research and irradiation plant Gamma.
the construction of the nuclear research center is part of the civil plan of atomic energy for peaceful purposes announced by the Bolivian government in 2014 and has the support of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) at the UN.
the Bolivian government decided to carry out this project in El Alto after being discarded the initial location in the suburb of Mallasilla, south of La Paz, the richest area of the city, due to the rejection of the neighbors for fear of radioactivity.
Morales said today that those who opposed the construction of the center in La Paz are "right" and accused them of not wanting "to Bolivia to develop" and confirmed that the project will contribute to the "scientific and technological" liberation of their country