Vietnam, Thailand ink deal on radioisotope production, nuclear research

Nuclear engineering applications in other fields will also be covered.

An agreement to cooperate in using nuclear energy for peaceful purposes has been signed between the national nuclear research institutes of Thailand and Vietnam.

The agreement was signed on 11 May in Hanoi by Tran Chi Thanh, president of the Vietnam Atomic Energy Institute (VinAtom), and Pornthep Nisamaneephong, executive director of the Thailand Institute of Nuclear Technology (TINT).

Under the agreement, VinAtom and TINT will cooperate in the fields of radioisotope production in research reactors and accelerators, as well as radiation treatment equipment using cobalt-60 irradiation and electron accelerators.

They will also cooperate on nuclear engineering applications in industry, agriculture, biology, environment and related fields; research and development of rare earths; nuclear and technological safety; radiation protection and radioactive waste management; education, training and the transfer of nuclear technology.

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