MOU signed between Rostechnadzor and Ministry of Industry and Trade of Viet Nam
On 5 December 2016, Federal Environmental, Industrial and Nuclear Supervision Service (Rostechnadzor) was visited by the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Socialist Republic of Viet Nam. The Vietnamese representatives arrived in Moscow to comprehensively discuss the issues of legal regulation in the field of industrial safety and undersign the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on cooperation between Rostechnadzor and the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Viet Nam.
Deputy Chairman of Rostechnadzor, Alexander Trembitskiy, in his welcome address, provided historical background of the Service, pointed out the leading position Rostechnadzor is holding in the field of industrial safety of Russia, told about most important areas of activity, aims and objectives of today and laid special emphasis on the risk-based approach applied within Rostechnadzor.
“The risk-based supervision implies identification of most hazardous facilities in terms of accident occurring and then strengthening of control over such facilities. To this end, in 2014, the Russian state safety regulatory system, similarly to world’s best practices, was differentiated by law with respect to the hazard classes of industrial facilities. By now, all hazardous industrial production facilities are divided into four hazard classes, for which appropriate regimes of supervisory activities have been introduced.”
Alexander Trembitskiy also highlighted the utmost importance of the meeting not only for the purposes of strengthening cooperation between Rostechnadzor and Industrial Safety Techniques and Environment Agency of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Viet Nam in the field of industrial safety but also for enhancement of relations of Russia and Viet Nam at large.The meeting resulted in the undersigning of MoU on cooperation in the field of regulation of industrial safety and energy safety between the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Viet Nam and Federal Environmental, Industrial and Nuclear Supervision Service (Rostechnadzor). This outstanding document envisages close cooperation of the parties in such areas as: development of regulatory and legal framework, exchange of experience in supervisory and control activities, specialist appraisal and other key areas of industrial safety.