"Commercial nuclear power technology is increasingly a matter of national interest. It is expected that one of the emerging Southeast Asian countries will make an announcement regarding some commitment to establish a commercial plant."
“Our specific needs include training in reactor analysis, in-core fuel management, and safety analysis, reactor operation and maintenance. Local expertise, skill and competency should be developed for efficient management and future operation. We are lacking expertise in nuclear physics, reactor physics, nuclear engineering graduates, both at graduate and undergraduate level needs to be addressed. More universities need to come forward with quality programmes to address this.”