Tanzania Strengthen’ Radiation Technology Cooperation’ With Korea

Feb 15, 2019

The Tanzania Atomic Energy Commission (TAEC) Director General Prof. Lazaro S.P. Busagala visited the Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI) for mutual cooperation in radiation technology from February 11 to 13, 2019.
The main purpose of the visits was to strengthen the cooperation which was already established in February 2015, where by these Institutes signed a three-way bilateral cooperation MOU between the KAERI-TAEC-Nelson Mandela Institute of African Science and Technology (NM-AIST), which includes exchange of technology for small and research reactors, cooperation in nuclear human resources development programs, and development of radiation technologies such as environmental radiation management and food irradiation. TAEC’s visit is the first official exchange between the two agencies since the signing of the MOU.
The two institutes (KAERI and TAEC) discussed the general cooperation in radiation technology applied to agriculture and various area of radiation technology and strengthening the already established MoU on the exchange of technology for small nuclear reactors.
The five member delegate, leaded by Prof. Lazaro S.P. Busagala, included the Tanzania’s nuclear technology Liaison chief, Mr. John S.P Masuka, and special representative of the Ambassador from the Embassy of Tanzania in Korea, visited Daejeon on the morning of the first day of the visit (11th February 2019) and were introduced the status of small reactor technology development and afterwards visited the SMART research reactor facility to confirm the technology of tailor-made reactor.
During the visit the two countries strongly agreed on the mutual cooperation by practical implementation of the MoU signed in 2015. Also head of two Institutes ARTI and TAEC agreed to develop human capacity in Korea to a PhD level and to allow researchers of both side to have a strong cooperation in radiation technology. While concluding the visit, the head of ARTI said, “We hope that cooperation in radiation technology will help Tanzania to develop its technology, and thus this will help researchers from the Republic of Korea to work closely with TAEC for the Tanzanian industrial developments. Click Here To Read More