ROSATOM and the Institute of Nuclear Technology of the Kingdom of Thailand signed September 23, 2014 in Vienna the Memorandum of Cooperation in the Peaceful Use of Atomic Energy.
The signing took place on the margins of the 58th General Conference of the IAEA in the presence of CEO of ROSATOM Sergey Kirienko. For the Russian side the document was signed by Deputy CEO of ROSATOM Vyacheslav Pershukov, for the Thai side it was signed by Executive Director of the Thailand Institute of Nuclear Technology Somporn Chongkum.
The Memorandum serves to activate the cooperation in the sphere of the peaceful use of atomic energy between the two countries and contains specific proposals on organizing and implementing this work. The parties are interested in developing the cooperation in the following areas: fundamental and applied research, radioisotopes, nuclear safety, physical and radiation protection, nuclear fuel cycle services, radioactive waste management, education, training and advanced training of administrative, scientific and engineering personnel.
The Kingdom of Thailand expressed interest in setting up a joint working group to define specific joint projects that facilitate implementation of Thailand’s plans of building up nuclear power in the Kingdom of Thailand. The Russian party is ready to full cooperation to its partners in such activity, the heads of the Russian nuclear industry emphasized.