Thailand’s Science and Technology Ministry is focusing on safety of nuclear power use while trying to minimise its impact on the environment.

The Ministry, in cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), has held a seminar on safety for nuclear power use as well as to promote environmental conservation.

According to Science and Technology Minister Worawat Auapinyakul, nuclear power is an alternative energy that is essential for future use.

The ministry has, therefore, held a seminar in which nuclear-power experts from other countries have shared experience and knowledge, in order to build confidence among people that the ministry can provide safety to everyone as regards the use of nuclear energy.

The IAEA nuclear power specialist has given Thai officials instructions on how to build a safety culture in the country, if Thailand should need a nuclear power plant in the future.

As nuclear power can be used in several areas, including agriculture, industry, medication, and electricity generation, the ministry has to make sure that it poses no harms or threats to the country and its people, the minister said.-VNA