The Regional Advisory Safety Committee for Research Reactors in Asia and the Pacific (RASCAP) on November 25 held a workshop on the safety of nuclear research reactors, in Da Lat city, the central Highland Province of Lam Dong.

Representatives from RASCAP member countries shared information, knowledge and experience in the field, with the ultimate goal of promoting nuclear energy use for peaceful purpose as well as preventing nuclear proliferation.

This is the first joint activity of the committee, which was established in March this year, and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). Vietnam is serving as Chairman of the IAEA’s Board of Governors in the 2013-2014 term.

RASCAP has 14 member countries in the Asia Pacific, including Vietnam.
Speaking at the workshop, Dr. Nguyen Nhi Dien, Deputy Director of the Vietnam Atomic Energy Commission and Director of the Da Lat Nuclear Research Institute, underlined the significance of the workshop, saying that it helped the countries take the right measures to ensure safety of nuclear research reactors.-VNA