|Deputy Minister of Science and Technology Chu Ngoc Anh (centre) and other representatives cut ribbon to open the conference on nuclear power in Ninh Thuan Province. — Photo khoahocphattrien.vn
NINH THUAN (VNS) — A conference on nuclear power development was held on Thursday, in the southern province of Ninh Thuan.
The conference, which will conclude on Saturday, to supply people in the province with information on the technology, safety aspects and the development of nuclear power in Viet Nam and other countries.
Attending the conference, Deputy Minister of Science and Technology Chu Ngoc Anh said that the country's policies on developing nuclear power were reported in different documents including Decision No 1 of Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung in 2006, which was about the strategy of applying nuclear power by 2020, and the Law on Nuclear Power issued in 2008.
Bui Ngoc Quang, deputy chairman of the Ninh Thuan People's Committee, said that the conference was an occasion for experts to share information on nuclear power development in Viet Nam and other countries in order to increase people's knowledge and encouragement on the issue.
Ninh Thuan was chosen to build the first two nuclear power plants in the country. It was a matter of pride as well as a challenge for the province, Quang said.
The province had joined hands with concerned ministries and organisations to implement the projects effectively, he said. — VNS