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Asia-Pacific Nuclear Energy Congress 2013 to be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Over 200 guests expected to participate.

According to a release, a recent OECD forecast shows that South-East Asia is expected to achieve an annual average growth rate of 5.5 per cent from 2013 to 2017.

With economic growth comes the need to meet growing energy demands, and to address this challenge regional countries are showing an interest in nuclear development.

Although Southeast Asia currently does not have working nuclear power plants, most countries plan to develop nuclear power in the coming years. Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam plan to build nuclear power plants in the next decade.

Asia-Pacific Nuclear Energy Congress 2013 is one of the most notable events this year to discuss such developments.

This event, hosted by China Decision Makers Consultancy (CDMC), co-organized by World Nuclear Association, will be held on October 24th-25th in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Vietnam Atomic Energy Commission Chairman Vuong Huu Tan has assured the public that his country is monitoring the situation in Japan closely.

He has pledged to use “advanced nuclear power technology” for the eight nuclear plants. Vietnam is currently planning on building. Indonesia, despite suffering the impact of a devastating tsunami in 2004, still plans to get 4 percent of its energy from nuclear sources by 2025.

·A spokesperson for the Thai government, which plans to build five nuclear plants by 2025, has said that the situation in Japan “raises some concerns” but was quick to note that “these concerns are not new.”India has a flourishing and largely indigenous nuclear power program and expects to have 14,600 MWe nuclear capacity on line by 2020. It aims to supply 25% of electricity from nuclear power by 2050.

Asia Pacific Nuclear Energy Congress 2013(ANEC2013)focuses on the Southeast Asian and Indian nuclear power markets and mainly discusses topics that attract most attention, such as southeast Asian countries nuclear energy policy and regulation, nuclear energy development strategy and planning, nuclear technology, finance and legal environment, NPP feasibility analysis, etc.

About 200 distinguished guests comprising senior decision makers will attend this meeting, including governments and research institutes, utilities, EPC companies, consultancies, investment banks, reactor vendors, insurance & reinsurance companies, equipments & facilities vendors, logistics & transportation vendors, law firms, IT solution providers, Front-end & Back-end companies, and much more! 

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