This is the first time Vietnam has implemented a project to build a large-capacity nuclear research reactor.

Thanh said that in order to assist the verification and appraisal of feasibility study report, safety analysis reports and design documents for the project, the MST has asked Russia’s Rosatom State Atomiс Energy Corporation to create favorable conditions for Vietnamese officials to engage in implementing the basic design of the reactor and accompanying safety calculations and analyses.

Dr. Tran Chi Thanh (R) is the first person in Southeast Asia to be awarded the statue of Academician Igor Kurchatov for his contribution to the promotion of the development of the nuclear energy industry.

Rosatom has helped Vietnam train staff for research reactor operations. Along with building specialized expert groups serving the project, the institute has sought international partners, including those from Russia, to prepare personnel for research and application to effectively exploit the new research reactor, ensuring safety when the Nuclear Science and Technology Research Center comes into operation, said the official.

He said that the institute signed a cooperation agreement with Russia’s National Research Tomsk Polytechnic University in 2017 and another with the National Research Nuclear University (MEPhI) in 2023 in research and training of personnel in related atomic energy fields.

Regarding the cooperation between the institute and Russian partners, Thanh said that in the immediate future, Vietnam and Russia will focus on speeding up the project of the Nuclear Science and Technology Research Center project to ensure its progress and efficiency, meeting regulations of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

Source: VNA