Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Kazakhstan planning to become biggest uranium producer


23.01.2006, 12.55
ASTANA, January 23 (Itar-Tass) -- Kazakhstan is going to become the world’s biggest uranium producer, Mukhtar Dzhakishev, President of Kazatomprom (the national nuclear company of Kazakhstan), said here on Monday.
According to his information, Kazakhstan’s uranium output was 4,300 tons in 2005 – 30 per cent up against the 2004 figure.
Kazatomprom is one of the three biggest uranium-producing companies. Its management has set itself the task of bringing annual uranium production to 15,000 tons by 2010. If the plan is put into effect, Kazakhstan will become the world’s leading producer of uranium.


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