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4th FNCA Meeting


Report of the 4th FNCA Senior Officials Meeting
 
December 2, 2003  
 
Souichi Nagamatsu
Deputy Director General for Science and Technology Policy
Cabinet Office
 
1. The 4th Senior Officials Meeting was held on December 2, 2003 with the participation of 17 senior officials from 9 FNCA countries. Major agenda items were:
a. Report on the Fourth FNCA Coordinators Meeting (CM) and Progress of FNCA Activities
b. Management and Operation of FNCA Activities (New Activities)
c. Human Resources Development (HRD) Strategy for Nuclear Science, Technology and Applications
d. Preliminary Talks on Round Table Discussion of Ministerial Level Meeting (MM)
 
2. For agenda item (1), the conclusion of the 4th FNCA Coordinators Meeting and the highlights of project achievements in 2003 and future plans were reported by Dr. Machi, the FNCA Coordinator of Japan. The report (attachment-1) was endorsed by the meeting. Remarkable and visible progress of projects was commended by the meeting.

In the field of research reactor application, it was particularly noted that the first demonstration plant of automatic loading of Mo-99 adsorbed PZC will be installed in BATAN, Indonesia in Dec. 2003.

In the field of agriculture, development of drought tolerant mutant varieties of soybean and sorghum are being successfully implemented through exchange of mutant seeds between participating countries. For the project on Biofertilizer, Viet Nam has demonstrated remarkable results in a field test for peanuts.

In the field of nuclear safety, the project on "Safety Culture of Research Reactor" started a peer review activity with the Dalat reactor of Viet Nam, providing useful comments. For management of the technologically enhanced naturally occurring radioactive materials (TENORM), an expert mission visited the relevant sites in Viet Nam and Malaysia in 2003 recommending some points for improvement.

For the project on "Public Information for Nuclear Energy", two Open Seminars were held in Viet Nam with 200 participants in conjunction with a Project Leaders Meeting. The Regional Speakers Bureau (RSB) sent one speaker each to Malaysia and Thailand for the large conferences.

In the project on "Electron Accelerator Application" the demonstration of the thin film irradiation to produce wound dressings was conducted in the MINT, Malaysia.
 
3. For agenda item (2) a project on "Application and Usage of Position Emission Tomography (PET), Cyclotron and Radioisotope in Medicine " was proposed by the Government of Malaysia (attachment-2), and a panel on "Sustainable Development and Nuclear Energy in Asia" was proposed by the Government of Japan (attachment-3). The former proposal was strongly supported by all FNCA countries. The meeting endorsed the proposal and suggested that the 5th Coordinators Meeting discuss a specific work plan and other relevant technical issues. The second proposal was highly appreciated by all FNCA countries including Australia, Malaysia and Thailand, which presently have no plans to construct nuclear power plants. Since this proposal had been approved by the 4th Coordinators Meeting in March 2003, it was agreed that the first meeting of the panel will be held early in the FY 2004.
 
4. For agenda item (3), the SOM recognized that the HRD is most important for sustainable development of nuclear science and technology. The Conclusions and recommendations from the item were agreed as in attachment 4 to be reported to the Ministerial Level Meeting on December 3, 2003.
 
5. For agenda item (4), preliminary presentations and exchange of views on two specific topics for the Ministerial Level Round Table Discussion on December 3 were made.
 
6. It was agreed that the 7th FNCA Meeting in 2006 would be held in Malaysia. The Philippines offered to host the 9th FNCA Meeting in 2008.


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