Vietnam holds meet on n-powerMarch 8th, 2012 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
Hanoi, March 8 (IANS) Vietnam Thursday held discussions with foreign experts on building nuclear power operations in the country.
The discussion was organised by the Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST). Participants included experts from Russia, France, Japan, the US, South Korea, Germany and Britain.
Addressing the conference, MoST Deputy Minister Le Dinh Tien said nuclear power has become an important power source worldwide, Xinhua reported.
Vietnam’s consistent viewpoint is to use nuclear power for peaceful purposes, he said.
According to a master plan, Vietnam’s first nuclear plant will be launched by 2020.
In November 2009, Vietnam’s National Assembly approved a project to build two nuclear power plants in central Ninh Thuan province with a capacity of about 4,000 MW.
Vietnam has signed cooperative agreements with Russia and Japan on building these plants.
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