Vietnam ensures nuclear plant safety
Vietnam will utilize the latest technological to meet the highest possible safety standards for its first nuclear power plant.
Deputy Minister of Science and Technology Le Dinh Tien made the affirmation at a conference in Hanoi to improve communications about nuclear power.
The plant, which is currently being built in the central province of Ninh Thuan, will be hundreds of times safer than the world’s first reactors, which were built in the 1950s.
So far, Vietnam has issued about 80 official documents covering nuclear power regulations and safety standards.
In 2010, the Government approved US$143 million for a project to develop human resources in the nuclear sector.
Deputy head of Nuclear Energy Department Hoang Anh Tuan said that high quality human resources will be a decisive factor behind the success of nuclear power development.
The country’s significant investment in technology and staff training demonstrates Vietnam’s consistent commitment to developing nuclear power, he added.
Tien said that with the country’s increasing electricity demand, nuclear power is indispensable. While other clean sources of energy like wind and solar power have huge potential, they cannot yet provide enough energy for the whole country.