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International assistance for Vietnamese regulator

Regulation and Safety

12 February 2015

The UK has agreed to extend the secondment of a senior nuclear inspector to Vietnam's Agency for Radiation and Nuclear Safety as part of their continued cooperation. Meanwhile, US-based GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy has agreed to cooperate in training for nuclear safety analysis while Russia will help promote nuclear energy in the country.

Vietnam consults Lightbridge on research reactor

Nuclear Policies

17 October 2014

US-based Lightbridge Corp has extended its nuclear cooperation with Vietnam by agreeing to offer consultancy services for setting up a nuclear research centre, including a research reactor, in the country.

Lightbridge to support Vietnam regulator

Regulation and Safety

14 August 2014

Lightbridge-VARANS Aug 2014 - 48Lightbridge Corp has become the first US company to work with the Vietnam Agency for Radiation and Nuclear Safety following their signing of a memorandum of understanding to develop the administrative, legal and regulatory infrastructure required to support Vietnam’s nuclear power program.

Vietnam upgrades reactor choice

New Nuclear

21 November 2014

Vietnamese officials have chosen Rosatom's AES-2006 design for the country's first nuclear power plant at Ninh Thuan, increasing the planned capacity of the four unit plant by about 800 MWe. A second plant should follow based on a partnership with Japan.

USA-Vietnam nuclear accord takes effect

Nuclear Policies

06 October 2014

A USA-Vietnam agreement on civil nuclear energy cooperation has entered into force. The agreement establishes the terms for commercial nuclear trade, research and technology exchanges between the two countries as provided under Section 123 of the Atomic Energy Act.

US Senate adopts Vietnam agreement

Nuclear Policies

28 July 2014

The US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations has passed legislation approving a 123 agreement on nuclear cooperation with Vietnam.