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PH, SoKor discuss nuclear cooperation

SEOUL – Philippine Ambassador to South Korea Ma. Theresa Dizon-De Vega met with Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power Co. Ltd (KHNP) executives last July 19 to discuss future Philippines-Republic of Korea (ROK) cooperation on nuclear technology and renewable energy.

France keen to help PH develop nuclear energy

MANILA – The French government is keen to help the Philippines develop its nuclear power program as the Marcos administration looks for other reliable sources of energy. French Ambassador Michèle Boccoz said the embassy has met with some of the Cabinet members and nuclear power was listed among the key areas Paris and Manila could cooperate […]

Time to re-examine nuclear plants strategy —Marcos

President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. again expressed his desire to adopt nuclear energy as part of the country’s power mix, but said the government’s strategy has to be rethought.

Russia’s Rosatom and Myanmar sign nuclear energy MoUs

Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) between Rosatom and Myanmar’s Ministry of Science and Technology cover cooperation in training and skills development in the field of nuclear energy and shaping positive public opinion on nuclear energy in Myanmar.

Govt mulling Russia’s offer to develop nuclear energy in Indonesia

Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Arifin Tasrif stated that the government is considering Russia’s offer to develop a nuclear power plant in Indonesia. Not only Russia, but other countries have also offered to build a nuclear power plant under a bilateral cooperation scheme, he said during an interview with ANTARA on the sidelines of a […]

DOST completes nuclear commissioning of research reactor

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) has completed the nuclear commissioning of a long mothballed research reactor in the DOST-Philippine Nuclear Research Institute (PNRI) complex in Quezon City, signaling the start of research and training of nuclear engineers and scientists as well as potential nuclear power plant operators in the Philippines.

Myanmar junta discusses nuclear technology with Russian atomic energy agency

A junta delegation discussed collaboration concerning nuclear technology with a Russian state-owned atomic energy agency while attending the country’s economic forum late last week, according to military-run media.

IAEA Joins Indonesia for G20 Event Highlighting Nuclear Power for Clean Energy Transition

The importance of nuclear power in the clean energy transition was showcased by the G20 today as IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi and experts joined representatives from Indonesia, holder of the G20 Presidency, as well as South Korea and the United Arab Emirates to discuss the role of nuclear technology in achieving net zero […]

Vietnam affirms efforts to use atomic energy for sustainable development

Vietnamese officials affirmed the country’s consistent efforts to guarantee nuclear safety and security and to apply atomic energy in service of sustainable development during a recent meeting with representatives of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

Philippines considers SMRs and reviving Bataan NPP

Carlo Arcilla, director of the Philippines Nuclear Research Institute of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) has said the government could simultaneously pursue efforts to rehabilitate and commission the mothballed Bataan Nuclear Power Plant (BNPP) while also developing plans to build new small modular reactors (SMRs).