VietNamNet Bridge – Although Vietnam needs a qualified workforce for its nuclear energy development program, it has been wasting trillions of dong on overseas training courses that have not brought results. Vietnam nuclear power market eyed by three major countries What does Vietnam need for its nuclear power program?(part 1) What does Vietnam need for its nuclear power program?(part 2) Dr. Tran Dai Phuc, consultant to a nuclear power plant project in Ninh Thuan province, expressed his disappointment about the program to prepare human resources for the nuclear power industry, saying that the results had been unsatisfactory. Phuc recommended that Vietnam should use thousands of workers from Electricity of Vietnam and the Ministry of Science & Technology and from research institutes for two-year training courses before sending them to Russia, the US or Japan for more advanced training courses for two to three years. He said that long-term training was the only way for … [Read more...] about VN wastes funds on overseas training for nuclear energy workforce
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A major speech by Iran's Supreme Leader has limited the ability of the Iranian delegation at high-level nuclear talks to make concessions with six world powers and this could scuttle chances for Tehran to reach an accord to end sanctions, diplomats said. In a public address filled with technical detail, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said last week Iran needs to significantly increase its uranium enrichment capacity, clashing with the powers' push for it to be reduced to minimise the risk of nuclear bombmaking, as a July 20 deadline for a deal nears. The talks with the United States, Britain, France, Germany, Russia and China are aimed at a long-term accord on Iran curbing its nuclear energy program in exchange for a gradual end of sanctions that have crippled the OPEC member's economy. In his speech, which analysts compared in importance to a State of the Union address by a U.S. president, Khamenei said he had faith in his negotiating team led by Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and … [Read more...] about Iran nuclear negotiators under pressure after leader’s speech
VietNamNet Bridge – In June 2012, the China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) illegally invited bids for nine oil blocks off the coast of central Vietnam. China’s aims and strategies have not changed then as it wants to control the East Sea and then share the Pacific Ocean with the US. China’s apparent intentions emerge one month after oil-rig deployment Chinese fishing vessels surround an illegal oil rig. Photo: Vietnam Coast Guard Some experts have said that China’s deployment of the HD-981 oil rig in Vietnam’s waters is a response to US President Barack Obama’s visit to four Asian countries from April 21-29 and an action to satisfy its thirst for energy. In fact, the ability to deploy an oil rig had been anticipated since 1992 when China signed an illegal cooperation agreement with Crestone (USA) on the waters covering 125,000 km2. This is the area of Tu Chinh (Vanguard) Bank in the continental shelf of Vietnam which … [Read more...] about What is China’s goal after the HD-981 oil rig incident?
(VOVworld)-Vietnam considers safety and security a top priority in nuclear energy development and application, and supports countries’ rights to use nuclear energy for peaceful purposes as well as nuclear weapon disarmament and non-proliferation. Foreign Ministry spokesperson Luong Thanh Nghi made the statement at Thursday’s press conference in Hanoi ahead of the upcoming Nuclear Safety Summit in Seoul, which will be attended by Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung. “As an active and responsible member of the international community, Vietnam’s participation in the summit affirms our consistent policy of using nuclear energy for peaceful purposes and ensuring nuclear security and safety. Vietnam appreciates and is ready to expand cooperation with the international community in this domain. At the Seoul meeting, we will highlight what we have done to achieve maximum nuclear safety and will join hands with other countries to promote international cooperation in this … [Read more...] about Vietnam prioritizes nuclear safety
A "breakthrough understanding" to open India's nuclear power sector to U.S. firms reached during President Barack Obama's visit to New Delhi last month could be finalized this year, Indian officials say. The Jan. 25 announcement by Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi followed six weeks of intensive talks, but few details were released beyond a framework based on India's acceptance of the principle that plant operators should bear primary liability in the event of a nuclear disaster. Significant work remains on the fine print of a deal aimed at unlocking projects worth tens of billions of dollars that have been stuck the drawing board for years. India wants to nearly treble its installed nuclear capacity, which would make it the world's second biggest market after China. U.S. officials say details of an insurance scheme to protect suppliers from crippling lawsuits need to be thrashed out and India still has to ratify a U.N. nuclear convention. Indian officials do not rule out … [Read more...] about U.S.-India nuclear “breakthrough” could be finalized within year