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Vietnam assumes the role of RCA President in 2022

Vietnam officially took over the position of Chairman of the National Coordinator of the Asia-Pacific Cooperation Agreement (RCA) on nuclear science and technology research and development.

On April 19, the 44th National Coordinator Meeting of the Regional Cooperation Agreement for Asia and the Pacific (RCA) was held by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in the form of an online meeting. direct match. The conference will last from April 19 to 21, with the participation of the representative of the national coordinator and the delegation of the government of 22 member countries, experts from the IAEA… At this conference, Vietnam Nam takes over the chair of RCA 2022 and is the host country of the conference under a rotating obligation. In 2021, Thailand is the country to take up this position.

Speaking online, the Deputy Minister of Science and Technology expressed his thanks to Australia and Thailand for supporting Vietnam in organizing the program under the RCA Agreement and IAEA activities, despite the geographical and geographical differences and the context of the Covid-19 epidemic.





Deputy Minister Le Xuan Dinh spoke through an online screen.

Deputy Minister Le Xuan Dinh spoke through an online screen.

He said the treaty agreements are a common point of countries, bringing progress in nuclear research to address socio-economic challenges and sustainable development goals. During the past 15 years, nearly 80 IAEA projects have been implemented. Since 1981 when it became a member of the Agreement, Vietnam has benefited from the application of nuclear science and technology in many fields such as agriculture, industry and the environment.

“Vietnam recognizes the valuable sponsorship, and looks forward to the agreement to continue to provide strong technical and financial support, and the cooperation of members towards the mission and vision for the next 50 years,” he said. Deputy Minister Dinh said.





The 44th RCA National Coordinator Conference took place on the afternoon of April 19 in Hanoi.

The 44th RCA National Coordinator Conference took place on the afternoon of April 19 in Hanoi. Image: Vinatom.

At the conference, Dr. Tran Chi Thanh, Director of the Vietnam Atomic Energy Institute, National Coordinator of the RCA Agreement, expressed his determination to promote research activities in the country on the basis of synchronization with other countries. RCA’s project, well-prepared for the 50th anniversary of RCA, formulating the strategy for the next phase.

RCA members also discussed the results of the 50th RCA plenary meeting, reviewed the program advisory board’s work report, approved new project proposals, and developed a medium-term strategy.

At the conference, Vietnam reported on the process of preparing for the 50th anniversary of RCA, discussed human resource development, resource mobilization and measures to increase financial resources for RCA; develop a scholarship program on research, development and training in nuclear science and technology.





The representative of the national coordinator and the delegation of the government of the 22 member countries, officials and experts of the IAEA participated online.

The representative of the national coordinator and the delegation of the government of the 22 member countries, officials and experts of the IAEA participated online.

The National Coordinator Conference is an annual activity of RCA that discusses issues related to strategy, policy and general management for the RCA program, summarizes activities, and assesses the progress of the RCA. RCA projects, approve new proposed projects and review follow-up activities with respect to the conclusions and recommendations of the Project Board.

Through RCA projects, Vietnam has developed many advanced techniques in non-destructive testing (NDT) that have many applications in industrial fields. Projects contribute to improving national capacity in using nuclear technology in research against agricultural soil erosion, selection of mutant varieties to improve crops for high yield and good quality, increase enhance food safety and security. In the field of health care, contributing to improving the application of nuclear medicine and improving the quality of radiation therapy in cancer treatment in Vietnam.

Nhu Quynh

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