Da Lat nuclear reactor (Photo: VNA)
Lam Dong (VNA) – Developing human resources in the field of nuclear power lies at the heart of an international workshop held in Da Lat, the Central Highland province of Lam Dong on February 22.

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

Managers and experts from the host, the Republic of 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 cooperation.

Da Lat University is one of three universities in Vietnam 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, experts said.

Building capacity shapes a significant initial step to develop high-quality personnel and ensure safe, sustainable and secure nuclear programmes, they added.

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

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

Such activities will continue until 2020, the professor said.-VNA