A two-week Interregional Training Course on Establishing a National Position for New Nuclear Power Programmes started on 6 November, 2017 on the premises of the Rosatom Technical Academy – Rosatom Tech (former ROSATOM-CIECE&T) in Obninsk. The course is a 4-th event in the series of events organized in 2017 by the IAEA in collaboration with the State Atomic Energy Corporation “Rosatom” in the framework of special Agreement between Rosatom and the IAEA concerning extrabudgetary contribution to the implementation of the Technical Cooperation Projects on Nuclear Infrastructure Development.
The training course is focused on the establishment of a national position and the development of the comprehensive report required at the end of phase 1, according to the IAEA Mile Stones Approach. Additionally, the course emphasizes the role of the Nuclear Energy Programme Implementing Organization (NEPIO), the regulatory body and the owner/operator in phases 2 and 3 of the nuclear power programme.
Within two weeks participants from Bolivia, Ghana, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Thailand, Uganda will work on the methodology and practical cases associated with pre-feasibility study – a vital element in making the knowledgeable decision on embarking the nuclear programmes.
From the side of the IAEA the Course was opened by Mr Oscar ACUNA (Asia and Pacific Division, Department of Technical Cooperation, IAEA) and Mr Andrey SITNIKOV (Nuclear Infrastructure Development Section, Department of Nuclear Energy, IAEA).