From December 4-14, 2012, the Delegation of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on the assessment of integrated nuclear infrastructure (INIR) led by Mr. Park Jong Kyun, Director of the Division of Nuclear Power The leader of the delegation came to work in Vietnam. This is the second working visit of the IAEA Mission, within the framework of Vietnam's cooperation with the IAEA on the assessment of the current status and development of the nuclear power infrastructure development plan. The first visit of the IAEA Mission was carried out in 2009.
The opening session of the working program took place on December 5, 2012 in Hanoi, with the participation of IAEA experts, officials and experts of relevant ministries and branches of Vietnam.
Deputy Minister of Science and Technology Le Dinh Tien emphasized that, in the past time, Vietnam has received valuable and timely support from the IAEA and said that this working time, the comments, The IAEA's consultancy will help Vietnam continue to improve infrastructure development for nuclear power, meeting the requirements of the Ninh Thuan Nuclear Power Project.
According to the IAEA, the process of developing nuclear power infrastructure is divided into 3 phases, with a total time of 10-15 years, from the time that the country starts to decide to choose nuclear energy until the The first nuclear power plant went into commercial operation.
State 1, These considerations before deciding on a nuclear power program, known as the pre-project phase and ending when the country commits to a nuclear power program.
Phase 2, including preparations for all aspects of construction of nuclear power plants, feasibility studies until ready to tender and start construction of the plant.
Stage 3These include activities that start building plants and end when the first nuclear power plant is ready for commercial operation.
According to the criteria of the IAEA, Vietnam is currently in the second phase of the development of nuclear power infrastructure. This is an extremely important issue with many difficulties and challenges, especially for countries that have just started nuclear power programs such as: Vietnam due to lack of experience, lack of highly qualified experts ... Besides Nuclear power programs require very high safety, security and quality of human resources.
From the results of the work, the IAEA Mission will provide conclusions and recommendations to the Government and relevant Vietnamese agencies on issues of nuclear power infrastructure that need further development to achieve the Milestone 2 requirements - Ready for bidding documents for the first nuclear power plant.
According to the program, from December 5-14, the IAEA delegation together with members of the Vietnam Inter-Agency Working Group conducted technical sessions to assess the current situation and requirements according to 19 issues on Development of nuclear power infrastructure is guided by the IAEA.