Malaysia Joins INPRO as 37th Member
Jul 10, 2012
Dr Muhamad Lebai Juri, Director General of the Malaysian Nuclear Agency, Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI), had informed the IAEA about his country’s intention to become a full member of INPRO and participate in the INPRO Collaborative Project SYNERGIES.
“For the past few years, Malaysia has been joining INPR0's activities as an observer”, said Dr Lebai Juri. “However, we recognised that INPRO has moved forward and will continue to play significant roles in enhancing global nuclear energy sustainability, and that such international initiatives and cooperation in INPRO would benefit Member States in general”, he continued. “As such, we believe that we should play more important roles by becoming a full member of INPRO and hence could contribute more for the larger benefits of Member States”, he added.
“I would like to express the IAEA’s appreciation for the interest in, and support of the INPRO and welcome Malaysia as a member of INPRO”, stated Mr Alexander Bychkov, IAEA Deputy Director General for Nuclear Energy and INPRO Project Manager.
Mr Bychkov also thanked Malaysia for the project proposal, titled “Production of Nuclear Grade Thorium and Uranium from Local Sources”, which will be considered in the context of INPRO’s Collaborative Project SYNERGIES. He further invited Malaysia to consider performing a Nuclear Energy System Assessment (NESA) using the INPRO methodology.
“The IAEA is in a position to support such NESA through the NESA Support Package, including training, capacity building and expert support for preparing, conducting and evaluating the study”, Mr Bychkov concluded.