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Deputy Chairman Ferapontov and IAEA DDG Yang Open Interregional Training Course under IAEA Technical Cooperation Programme

Deputy Chairman Ferapontov and IAEA DDG Yang Open Interregional Training Course under IAEA Technical Cooperation Programme 24.10.2017

Deputy Chairman Ferapontov and IAEA DDG Yang Open Interregional Training Course under IAEA Technical Cooperation Programme

October 23-27, 2017, are the dates of the interregional training course “Licensing Process for NPPs” hosted by Rostechnadzor in cooperation with State Corporation Rosatom and the IAEA. The course is attended by 20 representatives from 15 countries – Bangladesh, Belarus, Egypt, Ghana, Indonesia, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenia, Malaysia, Nigeria, Poland, Sudan, Thailand, Tunisia and Uganda. The training event is financed from the Russian Federation’s extra-budgetary contribution for technical cooperation projects of the IAEA aimed at developing nuclear infrastructure and organized to acquaint the participants with the Agency’s recommendations for the licensing process and also national licensing experience of Russia, India and Finland.

IAEA Deputy Director General Dazhu Yang thanked the Russian party for hospitality and noted that such training courses are an important instrument to provide support to the countries developing their national nuclear infrastructure. Alexey Ferapontov, Rostechnadzor Deputy Chairman, highlighted that Rostechnadzor has a long history of cooperation with the IAEA and is open for exchanges with the other countries, especially those embarking on their nuclear energy programmes.

Having opened the training course Mr. Yang and Mr. Ferapontov had a bilateral meeting. Mr. Ferapontov presented information on the functions of Rostechnadzor as a regulatory authority in the use of atomic energy, supervised facilities, the system of Russian legislative and regulatory documents in the field of the use of atomic energy, and major areas of bilateral and multilateral cooperation of Rostechnadzor.

In his turn, Mr. Yang said that safety issues are among the three priority areas of the IAEA Technical Cooperation Programme, which is a basic mechanism to provided IAEA services to Member States.

In addition, DDG noted the importance of assistance rendered to the nuclear newcomer states to establish and strengthen their national nuclear and radiation safety regulatory systems both through multilateral cooperation under the auspices of the IAEA and bilaterally.

Mr. Yang highly appreciated the activities of Rostechnadzor in this area.


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