In the morning of January 09, 2012, in Hanoi Deputy Minister of Science and Technology KH&CN Le Dinh Tien had a meeting and worked with the delegates of the Hungarian Government led by the Hungarian Secretary of State for Ministry of Development,  Kovács Pál, who is in charge of energy and environment,.

During the meeting, Deputy Minister Le Dinh Tien has presented the implementation status of the nuclear power plant in Vietnam. Deputy Minister Le Dinh Tien affirmed that the decision on developing nuclear power in Vietnam has been very important to ensure energy security for the country. During the development and use of atomic energy for peaceful purpose, Vietnam has showed to be a responsible nation. Especially, after the incident of Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant, Vietnam is considering the security, safety and efficiency of nuclear power at the highest level.



On the 6th of March 2013 the Atomic Energy Information Center in Hanoi (Vietnam) hosted a seminar given by Dinh Truk Nam, a Vietnamese leading expert in nuclear safety, professor.

The seminar was attended by representatives of a number of state ministries and mass media. It was held in the framework of implementation of the staff training program for Vietnam’s first NPP Ninh Thuan, which construction will start in 2014. The event was organized by the Vietnam Atomic Energy Institute jointly with the Hanoi Polytechnic University where the center is located.

After the Fukushima accident, the Council of the European Union decided to carry out a comprehensive safety reassessment of the NPPs in its member states. The official remark for the so-called “stress test” is "Targeted Safety Reassessment".


The Hungarian Atomic Energy Authority has, following the reassessment, obliged the licensee (MVM Paks Nuclear Power Plant Plc.) to draw up a detailed action plan in order to facilitate the measures enhancing nuclear safety.

Nuclear training of fourty Vietnamese university lecturers (which organised by CETEMCOM) began at the BME. During the three-week long special training the lecturers and researchers of the Institute of Nuclear Techniques present the methodology and the essential knowledge of the Institute’s nuclear educational and training program.

Following an agreement between Hungary and Vietnam, nuclear training of forty Vietnamese university lecturers began on the 12th September 2012 in the Institute of Nuclear Techniques of the Budapest University of Technology and Economics. During the 3-week program the Vietnamese experts attend lectures in English about the safe use of nuclear energy, and also perform laboratory exercises at the Training Reactor of the BME. After this 3-week program their training continues in the Nuclear Power Plant Paks for further 3 weeks.


The nuclear education and training series (organised by CETEMCOM) for Vietnamese university professionals, which was started on 12th September 2012, arrived at a new stage: on 29th of October 2012 the training of a new group of 34 pepole has started at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME).

The Vietnamese professionals spend the first three weeks of the 6-week-long training program at the Institute of Nuclear Techniques of BME, where they study the most important subjects and methodologies of nuclear university education by attending lectures and by performing laboratory experiments. In the second three weeks the program continues with practical on-site training at the MVM Paks Nuclear Power Plant.