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Thursday, December 4, 2008

IAEA nuclear power personnel training mission to arrive in Belarus in January

The IAEA mission for training personnel for the nuclear power engineering industry will arrive in Belarus in mid-January 2009, Liliya Dulinets, head of the office for international cooperation, personnel training and information support of the Nuclear Power Department of the Belarusian Energy Ministry, told a press conference on December 4, reported Belta.

She noted, the IAEA 2009-2011 technical aid programme includes a project for developing human resources potential and personnel training for Belarus’ nuclear power industry. The project budget exceeds $700,000. Its implementation will start in 2009, said the official.

In her words, the money will be spent on consultative aid for Belarus, on arranging educational seminars, visits to nuclear facilities, perfection of the legal base concerning personnel training.

The next consultations with IAEA experts are supposed to take place on January 14-15. Representatives of the IAEA secretariat will arrive in Belarus. Experienced specialists from Russia and Ukraine have been invited as experts.

Liliya Dulinets remarked, Belarus is implementing a programme for training nuclear power industry personnel. In line with the programme specialists will be trained for building and running the nuclear power plant, performing safety control functions and other functions. There are plans to send a group of Belarusian specialists for training in Russian universities in 2009. By the end of the year a relevant contract will be signed. The group will consist of 24 people. Their education is likely to take place in Obninsk.

(Source: Trend News Agency)

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