Domestic and foreign experts gathered at a seminar in the central province of Ninh Thuan on August 8 to discuss activities to disseminate information on nuclear power and nuclear safety culture.

Speaking at the event, deputy head of the management board of the Ninh Thuan Nuclear Power Project Nguyen Manh Hung introduced Vietnam ’s nuclear power development programme and preparations for two nuclear power plants in the province.

Chris King, a representative from the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations (InPo), mentioned characteristics of nuclear safety culture and communications campaigns on nuclear safety.

He emphasised the important role of nuclear safety, saying it always comes first in the list of competitiveness criteria to ensure the protection of people and the environment.

Participants also discussed energy policies, risks and emergencies, public access and education programmes and a popularisation project on nuclear power development in Vietnam by 2020.-VNA