Rostechnadzor and Philippine Nuclear Research Institute Hold Joint Webinar
Federal Environmental, Industrial and Nuclear Supervision Service (Rostechnadzor) and the Philippine Nuclear Research Institute (PNRI) are holding a joint webinar on strengthening the regulatory framework in the field of nuclear and radiation safety.
During the two-day event, which started on May 13, the participants discuss approaches to the regulation of nuclear and radiation safety in the Russian Federation and the Republic of the Philippines, the existing systems of regulatory documents in this area, and share their experience in the implementation of regulatory activities during the pandemic.
In his opening remarks, Rostechnadzor Deputy Chairman Dmitry Frolov emphasized that the Russian side considers this event an important step towards further development of cooperation between the regulatory bodies of Russia and the Philippines. “Unfortunately, COVID-19 has significantly affected international cooperation worldwide. However, we are lucky to have all this modern technology that allows us holding this workshop via videoconferencing,” Mr. Frolov said.
For his part, Dr. Carlo Arcilla, PNRI Director, informed that the Philippines are currently working to form a national position on the potential development of the state’s nuclear energy. He also mentioned that cooperation with the Russian regulatory body could be useful for further development of the Philippines’ national nuclear and radiation safety regulatory system, taking into account the significant experience of Rostechnadzor in regulating the safety of nuclear facilities.
Cooperation between Rostechnadzor and PNRI of the Department of Science and Technology of the Republic of the Philippines is carried out within the framework of the interagency memorandum of understanding signed on October 2, 2019 in Moscow.