Nuclear energy to power up by 2025

The plans were confirmed by an Industry and Trade Ministry representative at a news conference in Ha Noi last Saturday.

The news conference was called to promote Viet Nam’s first international energy development fair, Viet Nam Energy Expo 2007, to be held in Ha Noi from Tuesday, October 30 to Friday, November 2.

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung had approved the plans, the official said.

The building of Viet Nam’s first nuclear reactors for the generation of electricity is underway and they are expected to be operational by 2020.

Da Nang gathering

More than 200 delegates attended the opening of the 7th national nuclear science and technology meeting in Da Nang on Thursday.

The two-day meeting was organised by the Viet Nam Atomic Nuclear Association, the Viet Nam Institute of Atomic Energy and Da Nang’s Science and Technology Department.

The more-than-200 delegates were from more than 40 science, technology, education and training organisations throughout Viet Nam with 20 experts from Japan, South Korea and France.

Almost 200 reports dealing with nuclear physics, nuclear reactors, radiation and the application of nuclear technology in agriculture, biology, medicine and the disposal of radio-active waste were delivered at the meeting.

Organisers said the meeting focused on the exchange and results of research and applied nuclear technology in Viet Nam between 2005 – 2007.

The orientation, target and content of research for 2008 – 2010 were also discussed.

The meeting provides an opportunity for scientists, administrators and Viet Nam-Institute-of-Atomic-Energy members and international experts to discuss their research, reinforce corporation and develop the use of nuclear energy in Viet Nam.

The meeting also contributed to Viet Nam’s plans to utilise nuclear energy for peaceful purposes to the year 2020 as approved in the Government Decision 114/2007/QD – TTg of Monday July 23, 2007. • VNS

(Sources: Vietnam News)

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