The Republic of Korea (RoK) is willing to share its experience in nuclear power development with Vietnam and provide solutions for the successful management of nuclear power plants in the country.

The commitment was clarified during a conference on nuclear cooperation between Vietnam and the RoK held in Hanoi on September 9, as part of activities on the occasion of President Park Geun-hye’s visit to the Southeast Asian country.

The conference, organised by the RoK Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (MOTIE) in association with the Korean Electricity Power Corporation (KEPCO), included an exhibition on the outlook of the Vietnamese nuclear industry and complex conferences on localisation and human resources training for the sector.

Addressing the event, MOTIE Minister Yoon Sang-jick expressed his belief in further energy cooperation between Vietnam and the RoK, pledging that the RoK will provide proactive and comprehensive support for Vietnam to help the country set up self-reliant advanced technologies.

Delegates exchanged views on a range of important issues such as each country’s nuclear policies, the RoK’s nuclear power, preliminary feasibility studies; equipment maintance, and human resources development.

Nuclear power is an environmentally friendly energy, essential for green growth.

The RoK now ranks fifth in the world in nuclear power with its capacity of 20,716 MW.-VNA