More than 400 domestic and foreign experts gathered at the second National Nuclear Regulatory Conference that opened in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong on May 19.

The three-day event is being held by the Vietnam Atomic Energy Society, the Da Lat Nuclear Research Centre and the provincial Department of Science and Technology.

Participants are primarily nuclear experts from the National Nuclear Safety Council, the Ministry of Science and Technology, and international organisations like the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

Deputy Minister of Science and Technology Tran Viet Thanh said the conference is expected to help improve nuclear safety and security infrastructure in Vietnam in response to a few incidents in the field across the country.

Delegates will discuss policies and normative documents on nuclear power plants, managing radioactive waste and used radioactive sources, and technical capacity for nuclear safety assessments.

They will also focus on issues of public interest such as dealing with nuclear accidents and ensuring safety for radioactive sources, as well as State management on radiation safety and security in health, industry, and agriculture.

The conference will also touch on implementing international treaties on nuclear safety and security and the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons.

It also creates an opportunity for Vietnam and international partners to exchange experience and increase cooperation in nuclear regulatory activities.-VNA