Lusaka Province Minister Japhen Mwakalombe says Zambia’s Nuclear Science and Technology programme will spur industrial development.
Mr. Mwakalombe says the programme will result in the establishment of the Centre for Nuclear Science and Technology and the development of the Nuclear Power Plant in Zambia.
He says the Nuclear Energy programme is envisaged to address the power deficit that Zambia experienced in 2016.
Mr. Mwakalombe was speaking at the Nuclear Energy and Technology dissemination meeting at the Lusaka Provincial Administration offices.
He called for more sensitization and awareness programme to clear the misunderstanding that the public have on nuclear energy.
Mr. Mwakalombe has since urged the members of the public to support the Interim Secretariat on Nuclear Science and Technology in their awareness programme.
And Interim Secretariat on Nuclear Science and Technology Scientific Officer Bright Mweetwa said the benefits of the nuclear energy to the nation are enormous.
Mr. Mweetwa said phase one of the project will see the construction of the Nuclear Center for Science and Technology and this is expected to be done in a period of five years.
Meanwhile, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Services Director, Press and Media Development Isaac Chipampe said the proposed site for the project is in Chongwe district – Lusaka Province.