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ARMZ Uranium Holding Co. Commissions Bridge Over Vitim River, Carries On Industrial Infrastructure Construction
Moscow, Chita — ARMZ Uranium Holding Co. (ARMZ), together with regional and local authorities of the Republic of Buryatia and the Trans-Baikal Territory of Russia, commissioned a bridge over the Vitim River in an opening ceremony at Romanovo village, Republic of Buryatia. The bridge will allow for freight traffic of over 100 thousand tons of goods for Khiagda, ARMZ uranium ISL mine currently under construction. The bridge will also provide a full-time transportation link across the Vitim River for the local population and traffic. Construction works carried out within the framework of Khiagda transportation infrastructure enhancement program — over 250 million Rubles were expended — were financed internally by ARMZ Uranium Holding Co.
The opening ceremony was attended by the leaders of the Republic of Buryatia and local authorities, as well as representatives of the Trans-Baikal Territory, Rosatom (The State Corporation for Atomic Energy) and ARMZ Uranium Holding Co. The bridge — 232 m long, more than 7 m wide and rated at 62 tons — was built in a record six months. The bridge has a two-way vehicle roadway, a lighting system, a pedestrian walkway, and is accessible to all types of vehicles.
Construction of the Khiagda Uranium Mine is underway within the framework of a government-sponsored Target Development Program titled The Development of Russia’s Nuclear Power Industry in
ARMZ Uranium Holding Co. (ARMZ)
ARMZ is the world’s fifth largest uranium producer with operating mines in Russia and Kazakhstan. During 2008, operations ARMZ is involved in produced 3 687 tons of uranium (9.6 million lbs U3O8). It is owned by Rosatom, the Russian State Corporation for Nuclear Energy, and is appointed and authorized by Rosatom to supply fuel for the Russian nuclear industry.