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Thursday, April 25, 2024

IAEA and UAE sign Work Plan

IAEA and UAE sign Work Plan
IAEA and UAE sign Work Plan

Ambassador Hamad Al Kaabi, UAE Permanent Representative to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), and Dr Ali Boussaha, Director for the Asia and Pacific Division of the IAEA Technical Cooperation Department, have signed an Integrated Work Plan (IWP) designed to help in developing a comprehensive framework to ensure steady progress of UAE’s national nuclear power programme.
The UAE-IAEA Integrated Work Plan, which extends from 2013 until 2017, the projected date of on-line operation of the UAE’s first nuclear power plant, includes arrangements to promote cooperation between the UAE and the IAEA in key areas, focusing specifically on nuclear power.
The IWP highlights the scope of IAEA assistance to the UAE in the field of nuclear power, covering: national nuclear capability, nuclear power infrastructure, radiation safety and environment protection, emergency response, as well as radioactive waste management, to help the UAE develop regulations and build a national strategy to effectively handle radioactive waste generated from the nuclear power programme.
It also outlines detailed activities to be accomplished in the 19 infrastructure issues of the IAEA ‘Milestones’ approach, essential for the success of the nuclear power programme.
“The Integrated Work Plan is an important document which sets the framework of the UAE’s work with all departments of the Agency to the advancement of its national nuclear power programme in the next five years,” said Ambassador Al Kaabi. “The IWP defines an integrated framework for IAEA assistance to national nuclear power development activities, tailored to UAE needs and reflecting national plans as well as recommendations from IAEA” he added.

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