India and Vietnam have signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Cooperation in field of atomic energy during official state visit Tran Dai Quang, President of Vietnam to India. It was signed between Global Centre for Nuclear Energy Partnership, India (GCNEP) and Vietnam Atomic Energy Institute (VINATOM). Its purpose is to strengthen technical cooperation in field of atomic energy for peaceful purposes.
Global Centre for Nuclear Energy Partnership (GCNEP)
GCNEP is sixth Research & Development unit under Department of Atomic Energy (DAE). It is located near Bahadurgarh, Haryana. It helps in capacity building, in association with interested countries and International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). It is involved technology, human resource development, education & training and giving momentum to R&D in enlisted areas.
Objectives of GCNEP
Develop enhanced nuclear safeguards to effectively and efficiently monitor nuclear materials and facilities.
Establish accreditation facilities for radiation monitoring.
Train manpower in field of Nuclear Security and Radiological Safety.
Promote development of advanced, more proliferation resistant nuclear power reactors.
Provide education in field of Advanced Nuclear Energy Systems, Isotopes and Radiation Technologies, nuclear forensic.