03/06/2016 15:46 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

Vietnam attends AtomExpoort-2016 in Russia

Moscow, June 3 (VNA) – A Vietnamese delegation including representatives from the Department of Atomic Energy under the Ministry of Science and Technology and the media attended the AtomExport-2016, which recently took place in Moscow, Russia.

The tour aims to learn experience from Russia to serve the construction of the Ninh Thuan 1 nuclear power plant in Vietnam.

Director of the Vietnam Atomic Energy Agency Hoang Anh Tuan said the construction of the Ninh Thuan 1 nuclear power plant has not yet been dated.

The delay is expected to ensure safety and efficiency of the project, particularly after Japan’s Fukishima disaster, Tuan said, adding that human resource training and other preparatory work are underway.

The AtomExport-2016, the eighth of its kind, organised by Russia's State Nuclear Energy Corporation (Rosatom), from May 31 to June 1 drew more than 500 delegates from 55 nations and territories, as well as hundreds of press agencies from around the world.

Rosatom Director General Sergey Kiriyenko highlighted the advantages of nuclear power, saying that it helps ensure stable power supply while reducing CO2 emissions.

According to the International Energy Agency, all nuclear power plants in the world together have helped cut down 56 billion tonnes of CO2 emissions.

In Russia, they are expected to reduce 711 million tonnes by 2030.