A number of experts and specialists from Qatar, GCC member states and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) are scheduled to meet in Doha on Monday to study mechanisms and strategy for the establishment of a regional nuclear training centre in the GCC region.
In a statement to Qatar News Agency (QNA), Director of Chemical and Radiation Prevention Department at the Environment Ministry, Rashid Al Kuwari said that the workshop, due to be held here at the Grand Regency Hotel, will be part of the cooperation between the GCC and the IAEA which have previously agreed to implement three projects within the next two years, including the establishment of a regional nuclear training centre to train the workforce in the GCC states, identify the available potential to create this centre and define its competence and areas of work.
The other two projects to be implemented later are the planning of electric power and the legislative and legal infrastructure projects.These two projects are designed to assure the launching of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes and determine its extent of use at the GCC states, Al Kuwari noted. The Qatari official highlighted the importance of creating such projects in the GCC, noting that the State of Qatar was chosen to be a coordinator between the agency and the GCC during the recent workshop on the legislative infrastructure and international conventions about nuclear safety, which has been held in Doha recently.
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