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Agencies are planning to build an environmental monitoring system to control possible radioactive substance leakage from large-capacity energy reactors built by the Chinese and located 300 kilometers from Hanoi.

Vietnamese firm to manufacture nuclear power equipment for South Korea

VietNamNet Bridge - Doosan Vina Heavy Industry has signed a contract on manufacturing nuclear power equipment for a South Korean nuclear power plant, the first ever contract of this kind.

Vietnamese Deputy PM attends Nuclear Security Summit

 Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh attended a working dinner marking the opening of the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington, DC on March 31 (local time).

Nuclear power key for security, Russian expert

 VietNamNet Bridge – Dr Pavel A. Belousov from Moscow Engineering Physics Institute (MEPhI) talks with Viet Nam News Agency about the importance of nuclear power for sustainable economic development.

Expert: nuclear power helps Vietnam ensure energy security

 Vietnam should consider nuclear power production to ensure national energy security, according to a Russian expert.

Vietnam’s nuclear power strategy introduced in Nha Trang

 Vietnam’s nuclear power development strategy and the construction of its first nuclear power plants in the central province of Ninh Thuan have been introduced to local residents in central Khanh Hoa province.

UK's coal plants to be phased out within 10 years

 The UK's remaining coal-fired power stations will be shut by 2025 with their use restricted by 2023, Energy Secretary Amber Rudd has announced.

Nuclear power cheaper, only if there are many plants: scientists

VietNamNet Bridge - Nuclear power will be cheaper than other power sources only if there are many power plants, said Dr. Le Van Hong from the Vietnam Energy Institute, when asked about production costs of nuclear power.

Nuclear power is cheap and safe

 VietNamNet Bridge – Vuong Huu Tuan, director of the Viet Nam Agency for Radiation and Nuclear Safety and Technology, tells Khoa hoc&Doi song (Science and Life) that a Fukushima-like disaster will not happen in Viet Nam.

Electricity price in nuclear power-era remains unpredictable

VietNamNet Bridge - Experts said they still cannot predict the cost of electricity production in the next 10 years, when Vietnam develops nuclear power, but said that nuclear power would not be the main source of electricity supply.

Nuclear power plans delayed as electricity demand lower than predicted

The growth rate of the commercial electricity sector and power production in the last four years was 3-4 percentage points lower than predicted, according to the latest report to the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT).

Obama arrives for three-day India visit

 US President Barack Obama has arrived in India for a three-day visit amid an unprecedented security operation.

US helps train nuclear power human resources

VietNamNet Bridge – The Vietnam Atomic Energy Institute (Vinatom) and the United States (US) Westinghouse Electric Company have inked an agreement on human resource training cooperation for Vietnam’s nuclear power plant projects.

Russia to fire up VN's nuclear power prospects

 VietNamNet Bridge – A two-day Forum of Nuclear Industry Suppliers, or ATOMEX Asia, opened on Tuesday, Nov 18, in HCM City.

US-Vietnam sign agreement on nuclear research cooperation

A comprehensive cooperation agreement between Vietnam and the US has been signed on consultancy capability, research and development, and training and services in the nuclear energy field.

Vietnamese people ill-prepared to enter nuclear era, say experts

 VietNamNet Bridge – The government of Vietnam has moved ahead with its nuclear power development program, but the public has yet to be educated about the benefits and dangers of nuclear energy.

Atomic energy sector requires thousands of trained workers

 VietNamNet Bridge – Viet Nam needs about 6,000 graduates or holders of higher degrees to work in the atomic energy sector, including nuclear power, to meet national atomic energy development targets by 2020.

VN wastes funds on overseas training for nuclear energy workforce

 VietNamNet Bridge – Although Vietnam needs a qualified workforce for its nuclear energy development program, it has been wasting trillions of dong on overseas training courses that have not brought results.

Vietnam nuclear power market eyed by three major countries

American firms have urged the US Congress to ratify the Vietnam-US cooperation agreement in the nuclear sector in order to create more jobs, and Russia and Japan have signed nuclear cooperation agreements with Vietnam.

What does Vietnam need for its nuclear power program? (part 1)

Vietnam’s proposed nuclear power program remains controversial, with a number of issues hotly debated: Does the country really need to build a new 15-20 MW research reactor? Who will be Vietnam’s partners? Which technologies should be used...