Vietnam keen on training human resources for nuclear power plants

08-Oct-2014 Intellasia | VNA | 6:00 AM Print This Post

Vietnam has focussed on training and developing human resources for nuclear power projects in the near future, the Vietnam Economic News reported.

Director general of the Vietnam Agency for Radiation and Nuclear Safety Vuong Huu Tan said the country would need about 6,000-10,000 workers to construct, operate and maintain its nuclear power plants. Training human resources in operation and maintenance fields plays a key role, added Tan.

Director general of Electricity of Vietnam (EVN) Pham Le Thanh said there would be large demand for human resources for nuclear power plants. On average, a nuclear power plant with a capacity of about 2,000 MW needs 1,100 people directly involved in operation and maintenance works. To date, core members participating in the construction and operations of the Ninh Thuan 1 and Ninh Thuan 2 nuclear power plants have been trained in Russia and Japan, respectively.

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) introduced seven key issues in infrastructure development of nuclear power and one of them is human resource training. To date, with the IAEA’s support, the Ministry of Science and Technology has built training programmes on nuclear power based on development phases.

Vietnam has sent 300 students to Russia to study subjects related to nuclear power and many officers have taken part in study tours abroad. For example, EVN collaborated with the International Nuclear Energy Development of Japan Co., Ltd (JINED) and the Tokai University to train 15 core members for the Ninh Thuan 2 Nuclear Power Plant project. In particular, thanks to the IAEA Norwegian-Funded Extra Budgetary Programme, Vietnamese officers have been trained in terms of management capacity and safety assessment.

To date, Vietnam has four universities offering nuclear power training programme. In addition, the Ministry of Science and Technology also regularly coordinates with international agencies to organise training courses for its staff and officers.

 


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