Nuclear experts discuss role of worker training

February 24, 201610:33 am313 views

Developing human resources in the field of nuclear power was at the heart of an international workshop held in Da Lat in the Central Highland province of Lam Dong yesterday.

The event was jointly organised by Da Lat University, South Korea’s Hanyang University, the Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI), and the Korean Nuclear Society (KNS).

Managers and experts from the host, South Korea, Thailand and Malaysia exchanged experience and proposed proper solutions to human resources development in atomic energy in separate countries, thus increasing their mutual understanding and co-operation.

Da Lat University is one of three universities in Viet Nam that are entrusted to provide in-depth training in the field. So far, it has opened four training courses with 150 students, including 35 sent abroad.

Human resources constitutes one of the fundamental and decisive factors to the success of nuclear power development programmes in any country, according to experts.

Capacity building is a significant initial step to develop high-quality personnel and ensure safe, sustainable and secure nuclear programmes.

With over 40 years of experience in the field, the KAERI and KNS pledged to help Viet Nam with nuclear equipment and human resources development, Professor Kim Jong-kyung said.

Hanyang University along with the KAERI and KHN have also provided numerous pieces of equipment, including a third-generation core nuclear reactor simulator, for Da Lat University.

Such activities would continue until 2020, the professor said.

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