US$500 million for atomic energy research centre

VietNamNet Bridge – Russia and Vietnam will jointly build an atomic energy research centre under a US$500 million project funded by the Russian government.

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The information was unveiled by Vyacheslav Alexandrovich Pershukov, deputy director general of the Russia State Nuclear Energy Corporation (Rosatom), at a March 18 meeting in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong, marking 30 years of the resumption of the Da Lat reactor.

Tuoi Tre news wire quoted Pershukov as saying the Russian government will provide financial assistance for Vietnam to build a centre in Da Lat and a branch in Hanoi.

The Da Lat facility will have a new reactor with a design capacity of 15MW, 30 times as much as the current Da Lat reactor, and radiation laboratories.

The Hanoi facility will conduct research on computers and real-time simulation systems on nuclear reactions.

The project will be completed by 2020.

Six Vietnamese nuclear scientists receive Russian insignia

The Russian State Atomic Energy Corporation (Rosatom) on March 18 awarded the nuclear technology insignia to six leading Vietnamese scientists for contributions to nuclear research development and applications in Dalat.

Awards recipients include Prof Pham Duy Hien, former Deputy Director of Vietnam Atomic Energy Institute (VAEI); Prof Nguyen Van Dat, former Director of Centre for Nuclear Techniques In Ho Chi Minh City; Tran Ha Anh, former Director of the Nuclear Research Institution of Da Lat; prof Ngo Quang Huy, assistant prof Nguyen Mong Sinh; and doctor Pham Quoc Trinh from Da Lat Nuclear Research Institute (NRI Dalat).

Rosatom also awarded certificates of honour to NRI Dalat staff for their contribution to restoring and expanding the Da Lat nuclear reactor between 1982 and 1984.

In addition, the Vietnam Ministry of Science and Technology presented the insignia For the Cause of Science and Technology to 13 senior Russian experts who supported Vietnam in the field of nuclear technology.

Addressing the awards ceremony, Deputy Minister of Science and Technology Le Dinh Tien affirmed that the Vietnamese people will always be grateful to Russia for their valuable assistance during the past struggle for national independence and the current process of national construction and development.

He also highlighted Russia’s support in the field of atomic energy, citing a project to build an atomic energy research centre, including a new reactor in Da Lat.

A symposium, an exchange programme and a photo exhibition on Vietnam-Russia atomic energy cooperation were also held on this occasion.

Source: VOV

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