A number of experts and specialists from Qatar, GCC member states and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) are meeting in Doha to study mechanisms and strategy for the establishment of a regional nuclear training centre in the GCC region.
The three day workshop, kick-started yesterday witnessed presentations by international experts. Danas Ridikas, Director, Nuclear Programme, International Atomic Energy (IAEA) and Ait Abderrahim Hamad,, Director, Institute for Nuclear Power System, Belgium were among other who spoke at the opening session.
Maurice Vallin(France), Lowry Copnradie(South Africa), Steeve Reese (US), Kevin Alldred (US) presented their papers.
Earlier, Director of Chemical and Radiation Prevention Department at the Environment Ministry, Rashid Al Kuwari said that the workshop was 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.
The workshop would 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.
.Dr Mohamad H Al Qubaisi, Director, Secretariat General, Scientific and Technological Cooperation department, Cooperation Council for the Arab states of the Gulf also attended the opening session.
The experts from GCC member state will make the presentation o of the summary reports prepared by the respective countries today and tomorrow.
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