Westinghouse Electric signs deal to train nuclear power technicians

Add a descriptionWestinghouse Electric and Vietnam’s Atomic Energy Institute (Vinatom) signed an agreement for Westinghouse to train Vietnamese personnel to manage and operate nuclear power facilities. Under the agreement, Westinghouse will invite Vietnam’s nuclear experts to work at its technical departments and provide grants for them to study at the University of North Carolina. The first four experts received scholarships to begin studying this year.

The manpower training deal signed Jan 15, 2015 was hailed as a key step for developing Vietnam’s nuclear power industry. Deputy Minister of Science and Technology Tran Viet Thanh said that it was important for Vietnam to develop its own nuclear power experts.

U.S. Deputy Ambassador to Vietnam Claire Pierangelo noted the deal was signed in the year of the 20th anniversary of the restoration of diplomatic relations with Vietnam.

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Westinghouse Electric Signs Deal To Train Vietnamese Technicians, NuclearStreet, Jan 16, 2015

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