Vietnam will invest VND3 trillion (US$142.8 million) into human resources training for nuclear power as of 2020
In a recent article in Thanh Nien News, it reported that the investment was planned for a project to be conducted between Vietnam ministries of science and technology, and education in cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency
Under the project, as of 2020, local institutions together with foreign partners will churn out some 2,400 engineers along with 350 experts with MA degrees and doctorates to serve the construction of Vietnam's first nuclear power plant, which is due to go open that year. This year 48 students have been recruited and are completing procedures to study atomic energy in Russia.
VND2 trillion will come from the state budget, while the other amount will be provided by the state-owned Vietnam Electricity.
"Training human resources for the nuclear power industry is among top priorities of Vietnam's nuclear power development plan to 2020," said Deputy Minister of Science and Technology Le Dinh Tien.
Vietnam will build its first nuclear power plant in the central province of Ninh Thuan under a a multi billion-dollar deal with Russia signed last October. Eight nuclear plants are slated to be in operation in the country by 2031.
Mr. Phan Minh Tuan, Deputy Director of the Ninh Thuan NPP Project Management Board together with Dr. Hoang Anh Tuan, Executive Director General of Vietnam Atomic Energy Agency will be attending and speaking at Nuclear Power Asia 2012 in Kuala Lumpur. They will share with the industry on how Vietnam plans to involve its local industry with its NPP.
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