Myanmar to become party to Convention on Physical Protection of Nuclear Materials and Nuclear Facilities, Convention on Nuclear Safety


THE Pyidaungsu Hluttaw approved Myanmar’s effort to become a party to the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Materials and Nuclear Facilities and the Convention on Nuclear Safety yesterday.
During a parliamentary discussion, Lt-Col Myo Htet Win, Defence Services personnel Hluttaw representative, called on the government to encourage the peaceful use of nuclear energy, stressing the need of sooner enactment of Nuclear Safety Law in the country.
Likewise, U Soe Thein (a) U Maung Soe of Taninthayi Region Constituency supported the country’s effort to join the Convention, saying that it is required to prevent illicit trafficking of nuclear materials and nuclear facility accidents.
Next, three parliamentarians expressed their supports for the country’s effort to ratify the Convention on Nuclear Safety.
Lt-Col Zaw Tun Oo discussed that nuclear energy along with safety measures should be considered in the country’s drive to achieve social and economic goals of sustainable development, stressing the need of adequate electricity supply to attract more foreign investments.
U Tun Wai of Phaungpyin Constituency also said that nuclear energy can be used to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions and negative effects of climate change, highlighting the importance of the wide use of nuclear technology and nuclear safety.

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