Residents from Ninh Thuan visit the nuclear reactor in Da Lat (Source: tmhpp.com.vn)​

Hanoi, (VNA) - A workshop to enhance the understanding of nuclear power among people and media alike was held on May 19 in Hanoi.

The event, part of activities of the “2016 Nuclear Science Day in Hanoi ,” was jointly organised by Russia 's State Nuclear Energy Corporation (ROSATOM), the Vietnam Atomic Energy Agency under the Ministry of Science and Technology, the Information Center on Nuclear Energy (ICONE) and the Hanoi University of Technology.

Speaking at the event, Andrey Stankevich from ROSATOM Vietnam attached significance to publicity work to promote the development of nuclear energy.

He stressed the need for the sector to train young generations on the responsibility to develop nuclear power in a safe manner.

Echoing Andrey Stankevich’s opinion, Deputy Director of the Agency Nguyen Thi Thu Trang highlighted the role of community in the effective and safe implementation of nuclear power projects.

Communication work is crucial to raise public awareness of the development of the nuclear sector and get people’s approval of nuclear power, Trang said.

According to the representative from ROSATOM Asia, the press and media need to be a reliable source of basic information on radiation, nuclear science and the safety of nuclear power plants.

They should also promote the benefits of the sector in terms of socio-economic development, health care, agriculture and industry.

Numerous activities will also take place during the “2016 Nuclear Science Day in Hanoi” programme, which runs until May 20, including a lecture by a professor from the Russia National Research Nuclear University (MEPhI) and an awards presentation for the recent Physics Olympiad winners.-VNA