Representatives from the Vietnamese government and the country’s power generators are visiting the 2012 AtomExpo International Forum and Exhibition in Moscow from June 4-6.

After opening the exhibition spotlighting enterprises in the nuclear industry on June 4, the Director General of the Rosatom Nuclear Corporation, Sergey Kirienko, gave a speech applauding Vietnam , Turkey , Nigeria and Bangladesh for attending the Forum for the first time and expressed his thanks for their trust in Russia and its nuclear technology.

The 2012 AtomExpo Exhibition, which featured over 500 companies from 53 countries, focused on the design and construction of nuclear power stations, operational safety issues, new nuclear projects, re-cycling nuclear fuel and managing radioactive waste.

During the Forum itself, many agreements, protocols and contracts will be signed between Rosatom and a host of foreign partners.

Rosatom is to be a partner with Vietnam in the country’s first nuclear power station in the central province of Ninh Thuan . The project will include two reactors with a combined output of 4,000 MW. Construction on the first reactor is expected to begin in 2014 and it will start to generate electricity by 2020.-VNA