17:50 | 26/08/2015 Industry
(VEN) - Representatives from the units under the Vietnam Atomic Energy Institute (Vinatom), the Dalat University and the Lam Dong Union of Science and Technology Associations and journalists discussed the issues with nuclear power human resource development, technical support and research implementation at the Nuclear Research Institute at a seminar held recently in Da Lat by the Tia Sang Magazine and Vinatom.
The seminar was to identify more clearly the meaning of nuclear power technical support, research and development, and human training to serve the country’s nuclear power development programs and nuclear technical applications; and to propose solutions to nuclear power human resource training and development at the Dalat Nuclear Research Institute and Vinatom in the context of implementation of the construction project for a nuclear power science and technology center in the future.
The delegates heard presentations and exchanged views on a series of topics including the Dalat Nuclear Research Institute’s contributions to domestic nuclear power human training, research and deployment programs as well as the shortcomings in current nuclear power human training and a number of related solutions.
In recent years, the Dalat Nuclear Research Institute that boasts the only nuclear reactor in our country has been intensively invested, especially in terms of facilities and laboratories. With specialized staff well experienced in reactor operations for more than 31 years, the institute has engaged in atomic energy research and development and human training for peaceful purposes. It offered a training variety including courses on radiation safety, nuclear safety, reactor technology, test methods, applications of nuclear techniques in health, environmental protection, agricultural and industrial sectors; cooperated with local universities and colleges to guide students on topics of nuclear physics, reactor physics and nuclear electronics; and organized fieldtrips for many Electricity of Vietnam (EVN) delegations.
However, the role of the Dalat Nuclear Research Institute and Vinatom in Scheme 1558 on Training and Development of Human Resources in the Field of Atomic Energy has yet to be clearly specified. So, it is necessary to improve the role that they are playing in nuclear power human resource training and development for the country’s nuclear power development programs in relation to nuclear safety, design, construction, quality testing, operation and maintenance of nuclear power plants, safety and economy in the use of atomic fuels and cycles, and gradually mastering nuclear technology.
Related recommendations and opinions have contributed significantly to building and promoting the potential of the Dalat Nuclear Research Institute and Vinatom - agencies for nuclear power technical assistance, EVN – operating agency and regulatory agencies on nuclear safety, creating the premise for successful implementation of the country’s nuclear power development programs in the immediate and long terms.