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Vietnam's Nuclear Power Industry: Key Projects and International Cooperation Priorities

Hoang Anh Tuan

Back in the end of 1990s, Vietnam launched its first projects in the field of nuclear power Today the government plans that Vietnamese NPPS will provide 15 percent of the nation’s demand for power supply by 2015 already. To meet its ambitious goals Vietnam has been intensively developing international cooperation with the nuclear powers possessing vast experience in this field, including the USA, France, South Korea and Japan. Among this list, cooperation with Russia has become a special priority for Vietnam, with the bilateral intergovernmental agreement of 2010 implying construction of the NPP Ningh Thuan 1 by Rosatom. What are the future prospects of Russian-Vietnamese cooperation in the field of nuclear energy? How does the country see its longerterm goals in this area? The interview by Director General of the Vietnam Atomic Energy Agency Dr. Hoang Anh Tuan sheds the light on the nuclear future of Vietnam.

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