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AKKUYU NUCLEAR BECAME A PARTNER IN A SEA TURTLE CONSERVATION PROJECT

AKKUYU NUCLEAR has become a partner in a project to monitor, protect and save the loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta), green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) and Nile softshell sea turtle (Trionyx triunguis) in the Göksu River Delta Conservation Area. The project is implemented by the General Directorate of Natural Heritage Protection under the Ministry of Environment, Urban Planning and Climate Change of the Republic of Turkey. The project held a traditional environmental clean-up event on the sea turtle nesting area at Kum Mahallesi beach near Tashuçu, where the builders of the nuclear power plant live. The campaign was also aimed...

FELIX CHIPOTA MUTATI GRACES 08:15 ALBUM LAUNCH WITH A CALL TO PRESERVE CULTURE

By Edmond Miti TECHNOLOGY and Science Minister Felix Chipota Mutati has said the preservation of culture should be paramount in order to solidify its values and pass on tradition to the future generations. Mr. Mutati has also urged those gifted to sing to work hard and use their imagination to make music as part of expression as Zambains’ culture is that of happiness and meaningfulness. The minister made the call when he officiated the launch of a musical album by the 08:15 Choir of St Ignatius Catholic Parish in Lusaka’s Rhodespark residential area which is titled ‘kutinaeba amabwe’ translated as...

Multichoice Zambia Limited ‘Searching for stories to tell beyond Chokolo and Tuvwange’

By Derrick Sinjela and Henry Chunza I RECEIVED a phone call from Daniel Tonga just as I had reached football house, briefing him that Saeed Simon Banda had a migraine and would be replaced with Henry Chunza. As we sat in the lobby, Daniel, handed us two black ‘Sharing Our Stories’ DStv and GOtv tee-shirts and I encouraged Chunza to adorn one. We later Drove to Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC) mass media studios on Alick Nkhata road and after disembarking found out that the Tuvwange team had changed the shooting location. At 09:38 Hours, the media entourage then drove...

Justice Delayed for Alpha Commodities Limited

By a Correspondent   Alpha Commodities Limited (Alpha) a Zambian domiciled and owned agri-inputs supply company has bemoaned delayed justice in a $1,904,300 fertilizer stock theft matter which occurred in 2018.   Alpha has sued the Attorney General (representing Zambia Police) as the 2nd defendant and Nyiombo Investments Limited (In receivership) and David Katepa 3rd defendant (sued in his personal capacity.) in the High Court.   According to company spokesperson Jolif Nyirenda, the matter involves the disappearance of 30,434 X 50kg bags of urea fertiliser and 396 x 50kg bags of Compound D fertiliser worth an estimated $1,904,300.00 (one million...

The Zambian Mining Industry ……Beware of those Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing

By An Observer. …………………………………………………………………….. The resurgence of the Zambian economy has seen a plethora of all manner and sorts of foreign investors, businessmen, some genuine, some wannabes and some just outright world renounced crooks masquerading as industrialists waiting for a chance for a sip from the copper chalice. The government is therefore implored to be weary and place water -tight due diligence and vetting processes which will weed out those who wish to plunder, make a quick buck and flee leaving the ordinary citizens who are the true owners of the wealth wallowing in abject poverty and helplessness. Copper mining...

Rosatom, Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power Sign Сontract for Joint Work at El-Dabaa NPP in Egypt

  Rosatom engineering division (Atomstroyexport JSC) and Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power Co. Ltd. (KHNP) have concluded a contract for the construction of turbine islands under the El-Dabaa NPP project in Egypt. According to the agreement, the Korean company will construct some 80 buildings and structures at four units of the power plant and will procure and supply equipment and materials for the turbine islands. “The contract with Atomstroyexport JSC for the construction of the turbine islands can be seen as a significant achievement for Korea confirming our great capabilities for project construction and management that have already been demonstrated...

Education: WALKING ON THIN ICE [The Delicate Economic Case of ZAMBIA] – Tiliko slow! PILGRIM Tuesday, 16th August, 2022

Education WALKING ON THIN ICE [The Delicate Economic Case of ZAMBIA] _____________ The reason the Kwacha has posted marginal gains in value is NOT because Zambia’s economy is doing well. This is a problem. A laudable and sustainable currency appreciation should result from improved forex receipts emanating from economic performance, a healthy balance of payments supported by actual economic activities. This is NOT the case for Zambia. Here are the reasons Zambia’s Kwacha has marginally appreciated: _____________ 1. Reduced imports by citizens [low credit in the economy; Zambians have no money] 2. Monetary tightening [the base rate increased by the...

Business Russia and Zambia Chamber of Commerce and Industry signs MoU to strengthen economic ties

                                      Monday, August 8, 2022 Press Release COLLABORATIONS have proven to be a force to reckon with for Businesses across the globe in a much stronger sense as the world is seeking to rebound and boost not only business opportunities but activities that will create institutional, national and economic growth post-COVID19 Pandemic. Founded in 2001 Business Russia, a global hub of thousands of entrepreneurs and hundreds of business partners is pleased to forge ties with the Zambia Chamber of Commerce and Industry...

Main Construction Phase for El-Dabaa Nuclear Power Plant Project Begins in Egypt

Alexey Likhachev, Rosatom Director General, and Mohamed Shaker, Egyptian Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy gave a green light to the pouring of the “first concrete” for the El-Dabaa Nuclear Power Plant Unit 1 during the ceremony held to commemorate this historic event. Dr. Amged El-Wakeel, Board Chairman of the Nuclear Power Plants Authority of Egypt (NPPA), the owner and future operator of the El-Dabaa Nuclear Power Plant, awarded honorary plaques commemorating the first concrete pouring to His Excellency Dr. Mohamed Shaker, Egyptian Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy, Major-General Khaled Shoeib, the Governor of Matrouh, where the project is...

Rosatom and Myanmar Discuss Cooperation in Nuclear Energy in Myanmar

Rosatom Director General Alexey Likhachev met with the Chairman of the Myanmar State Administration Council, Prime Minister, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing. The meeting resulted in the signing of the Memorandums of Understanding between the State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom and the Ministry of Science and Technology of Myanmar on cooperation in training and skills development in the field of nuclear energy and shaping positive public opinion on nuclear energy in Myanmar. Rosatom Director General Alexey Likhachev signed the Memorandums from the Russian side. From the Myanmar side the Memorandums were signed by the union Minister of Science and Technology...

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