THE PRIME MINISTER
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SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIET NAM
Independence - Freedom – Happiness
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No. 906/QD-TTg
Hanoi, June 17, 2010
 
DECISION
APPROVING ORIENTATIONS FOR PLANNING NUCLEAR POWER DEVELOPMENT IN VIETNAM THROUGH 2030
THE PRIME MINISTER
 
Pursuant to the December 25, 2001 Law on Organization of the Government;
Pursuant to the June 3, 2008 Law on Atomic Energy;
Considering the proposal of the Ministry of Industry and Trade in Report No. 2684/TTr-BCT of March 18, 2010, on orientations for planning nuclear power development in Vietnam through 2030. and Report No. 2725/TTr-BCT of March 19, 2010, on orientations for planning building locations of nuclear power plants in Vietnam; and opinions of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment in Official Letter No. 4437/ BTNMT-TCMT of November 23, 2009, on results of appraisal of the strategic environmental assessment report of the project on planning building locations of nuclear power plants in Vietnam,
DECIDES:
Article 1. To approve orientations for planning nuclear power development in Vietnam through 2030 with the following principal contents:
1. Viewpoints on nuclear power development
a/ Nuclear power development for peaceful purposes is a consistent policy of Vietnam.
b/ Nuclear power development must be based on certified modern technology and follow a long-term program in order to form a nuclear power industry in Vietnam.
c/ Nuclear power development must assure safety for people and the environment.
d/ International cooperation shall be stepped up to attract investment in and transfer nuclear power technologies.
e/ Social resources shall be reasonably mobilized for nuclear power development in order to guarantee success for the nuclear power development program.
f/ Nuclear power plants shall be built in locations selected in each period, suiting practical conditions of each location, conforming with local socio-economic development orientations and contributing to local and regional social-economic development.
2. Nuclear power development objectives
a/ Overall objective: To incrementally build and develop a nuclear power industry in Vietnam, assuring safe management and effective operation of nuclear power plants, step by step raising the participation of domestic industries in the execution of projects to build nuclear power plants and striving to assume the tasks of designing, manufacturing, building, installing, operating and maintaining nuclear power plants.

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