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Director General of the Vietnam Atomic Energy Agency gave an interview to Security Index journal

05.12.2014


MOSCOW, DECEMBER 5, 2014. PIR PRESS – “Nuclear power plays an important role in ensuring the energy security, environmental protection and industrialization of Vietnam. Nuclear power is planned to make a significant contribution to Vietnamese national electricity generation in the period leading up to 2030, and will continue to make an even greater contribution up to the year 2050. In November 2009, the National Assembly of Vietnam passed Resolution on the investment of the Ninh Thuan Nuclear Power Project, which consists of Ninh Thuan 1 and Ninh Thuan 2 Nuclear Power Plants,” – Director General of the Vietnam Atomic Energy Agency, Dr. Hoang Anh Tuan.

Vietnam began to work on the launch of its nuclear programs starting in the late 1990s. The country now produces 20 GW of electricity, a third of which via the help of hydroelectric power plants. The Director General of the Vietnam Atomic Energy Agency, Hoang Anh Tuan told the Assistant to the Editor-in-Chief of the of the Security Index journal, Maxim Starchak about the development of Vietnamese nuclear energy and plans for the future.

In October of 2011, the Ministry of Education and Training of Vietnam signed an agreement with Rosatom about the creation of the Information Center for Atomic Energy in Hanoi. Vietnam and Russia have exchanged information about NPP technologies to secure, advanced and proven technology for the Ninh Thuan NPP-1 project. Vietnam and Russia will conduct the comprehensive collaboration on the implementation of the Ninh Thuan NPP-1 project; such collaboration includes the spheres of technology, human capital and public awareness, says the Director General of the Vietnam Atomic Energy Agency.

According to Hoang Anh Tuan: “Nuclear power plays an important role in ensuring the energy security, environmental protection and industrialization of Vietnam. Nuclear power is planned to make a significant contribution to Vietnamese national electricity generation in the period leading up to 2030, and will continue to make an even greater contribution up to the year 2050. In November 2009, the National Assembly of Vietnam passed Resolution on the investment of the Ninh Thuan Nuclear Power Project, which consists of Ninh Thuan 1 and Ninh Thuan 2 Nuclear Power Plants  (two 1,000 MWe units per plant).”

The interview, “The Government of Vietnam is Committed to the Development of Nuclear Security, A Trouble-free Operation and the Implementation of Safeguards Systems,” (In Russian) will be published in Security Index journal, №4 (111), Winter 2014, but is already available  on the PIR Center website.

PIR Center studies the development of nuclear energy in Vietnam within the project, “Prospects for Russia-ASEAN Cooperation in Strategic Spheres. This autumn, an article by Ivan Zolotukhin, entitled, “Russia and Southeast Asia: Towards Nuclear Partnership,” (in Russian) was published in the Security Index journal. In summer an article by Olga Skorokhodova entitled, “Myanmar Mania and the Lessons for Russia” (in Russian) was also published.

Detailed information on publications, submissions to the Security Index journal, as well as advertising on the pages of the publication can be obtained via telephone +7 (495) 987 1915 and fax +7 (495) 987 1914.

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