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Report of the Seventh FNCA Senior Officials Meeting
November 25, 2006

1. The Seventh Senior Officials Meeting (7th SOM) was held in Kuantan, Pahang , Malaysia , on November 25, 2006 with the participation of 19 senior officials from 10 FNCA countries, including Bangladesh as a full member. Major agenda items were:
  1. Report of the Seventh FNCA Coordinators Meeting (CM) and Progress of FNCA Activities
  2. Asian Nuclear Training & Education Program (ANTEP) Development and Action Needed
  3. Consultation on Round Table Discussion of Ministerial Level Meeting (MM)
    Topic 1: Role of Nuclear Energy for Sustainable Development in Asia.
    Topic 2: Public Information of Nuclear Energy.
  2. For agenda item (1), the highlights of FNCA activities and achievements in FY2006 and future plans were reported by Dr. Sueo Machi, Commissioner of Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) of Japan , and the FNCA Coordinator of Japan (attachment-1). Remarkable progress of the projects was commended. He also reported the conclusion of the 7 th CM, and pointed out the importance of the following future actions:
  1. Support for commercialization of PZC-Mo-99 column production facilities for hospital use of Tc-99m generator; and,
  2. Support for extension of biofertilizer using radiation sterilization of carriers in cooperation with Sector of agriculture.
  3. For agenda item (2), "ANTEP Development and Action Needed" was reported by Dr. Sueo Machi (attachment-2). Remarkable progress of the projects, especially for pilot projects based on the matching of needs and programs, was commended. The Meeting encouraged the earlier implementation of the ANTEP through bilateral and multilateral coordination.
     
  4. For agenda item (3), preliminary presentations and exchange of views on the two specific topics, namely "Role of Nuclear Energy for Sustainable Development in Asia " and "Public Information of Nuclear Energy", for the Ministerial Level Round Table Discussion on November 27, were made.
     
  4-1. For the discussion of the first topic, Dr. Machi presented the report of the Panel on Role of Nuclear Energy for Sustainable Development in Asia and introduced points of discussion (attachment-3). In addition, he reported on a new "Study Panel for cooperation in the field of Nuclear Energy in Asia," which was proposed by Japan and endorsed by the Panel as the 2 nd phase of activities (attachment-2). After in-depth discussion, the following conclusions were adopted:
  1. The Meeting took note of the Panel report on "Role of Nuclear Energy for Sustainable Development in Asia ", and supported the conclusion of the Panel.
  2. The Meeting endorsed a proposal by the Panel for the FNCA to recommend that the Conference of Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) consider the inclusion of nuclear power as a Clean Development Mechanism (CDM).
  3. The Meeting recommended to the MM that the 2 nd phase of activities be initiated with the setting up of the Study Panel, and with Japan as the secretariat of this Study Panel. In the 2 nd phase of the Panel, the following issues will be studied in depth:

    Economic analysis and financing scheme;
    Human resources development;
    Nuclear safety, security and safeguard system;
    Acceptance of nuclear power plants (NPPs) by the public and other stakeholders; and,
    Support Systems (excluding NPP maintenance and low level waste management).
  4-2. For the discussion of the second topic, "Public Information of Nuclear Energy", Mr. Jamal Khaer Ibrahim of Malaysia made the lead-off speech (attachment-4). After discussion, the Meeting recommended that:
  1. Critical factors in formulating public information programs for the acceptance of nuclear power should be considered. The critical factors include transparency, media communications, education, community development, and value proposition; and,
  2. Experiences obtained in the promotion of Public Information of Nuclear Energy in member countries should be shared.


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